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Green Conehead Planthopper

What Is a Planthopper?

So what do you think the answer to the question is? If you guessed that it is something that hops …

Fire-blight on Bradford Pear

Wanted: Disease on Bradford Pear

One of the earliest, and most recognized spring-blooming trees is the ornamental pear commonly referred to as ‘Bradford’ pear. …

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Time for Warm-Season Grasses

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. By …

Wheel Bug

Watch Out for Wheel Bugs

The wheel bug (Arilus Cristatus) is a large, brown to gray bug with rusty brown antennae and a dark, …

Rose Resette

Rose Rosette Disease

Do you have a rose that’s been looking a little peekid lately? For those unfamiliar with the term, peekid means poorly …

Coneflower

(Not Just Purple) Coneflowers

Sometimes our most finicky and high maintenance plants are those that have adapted to growing conditions here in the …

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Diseases of Camellias

There are some plants with characteristics that help provide a source of structure to the landscape. Not something with …

Forsythia

What Can Be Pruned Now?

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer in Lee County. Now that we have officially welcomed …

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It Is Safer Inside

This week the outdoor temperature has ranged from the 50s to the 70s as is typical in North Carolina …

Spring Dead Spot

Spring Dead Spot

Gail Griffin is an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. Just when our warm …

Apple Rootstock

Why We Use Apple Rootstock

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. If …

Native-subterranean-termites

Termite Swarmers

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. When …

Deer damaged plants

Reducing Deer Damage in the Landscape

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. First …

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Problems With Leyland Cypress

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. To …

Paperbush Plant

What Is a Paperbush Plant?

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. You …

Root-knot nematode

Root Knot Nematode

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. Sounds …

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5. Diseases and Disorders

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