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Leaf Pile

Carry Over to Compost?

Leaves are changing color, leaves are falling. Now what? With a bit cooler weather and lots of benefits to …


Leaf Spot on Hydrangeas

Are you seeing spots on your hydrangea leaves this fall? Fungal leaf spot diseases are the most active during …

Garden Mum

Mums the Word!

Nothing screams fall like the vivid autumn colors of mums. Mums offer a variety of color with minimum care. …

Daffodils, Spring Bulbs

Spring Bulbs to the Rescue

It’s been a hot, trying summer and the cooler fall temperatures have many of us looking forward to getting …

Container Herbs

Change of Seasons

The new normal is taking some getting used to. However, some things stay the same and can give us …

Watering Plants

Watering Plants in Summer

It is HOT. Thirsty hot. We can all use a little extra hydration when it’s hot, and so do …

Cover photo for Sick or Distressed Trees

Sick or Distressed Trees

Written by Matt Bertone, edited by Minda Daughtry Trees are everywhere in North Carolina and provide numerous benefits, including shade, …

Flea Beetle Damage

My Garden Has Changed Over

My garden has changed over and is about to again. The greens have pretty much quit for the time …

Callisia Fragrans

Houseplant Vacation Time

Summertime is traditionally vacation time. While I’m not traveling much these days, I am enjoying the essence of what …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

map of mountain, piedmont and coastal plain regions of NC

9. Lawns

This lawns chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews installation and care of turfgrass as …

5 days ago
Darkwinged fungus gnat

Darkwinged Fungus Gnats

This Entomology Insect Note describes darkwinged fungus gnats, an insect pest of some field crops, …

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Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite in Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cyclamen and broad mites, …

Color key shows shade trees, sunny areas, and patio spaces

Growing Edibles in the Landscape

This publication provides three examples of edible landscape designs for incorporating edible components into a …

5 days ago

16. Vegetable Gardening

This vegetable gardening chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook explores the different types and techniques …

6 days ago
Brown soft scale (A) adult (B) crawler.

Brown Soft Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes brown soft scale, a common insect pest on trees, shrubs …

flower thrips

Flower Thrips

This Entomology Insect Note describes flower thrips, insect pests of grasses and flowering plants.

Greenhouse whitefly nymph.

Greenhouse Whitefly

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the greenhouse whitefly, an insect …