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Camellias in the Landscape

There is something to be said about a species of plant that enables us to enjoy a pretty, and …

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Praying Mantis – Garden Hunters

Mantids are ambush predators, the hunting cats of the insect world that sit and wait, surveying their surroundings for …

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Gardenias

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer in Lee County. If a fragrance could evoke a …

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Don’t Honey Me You Fungus

Armillaria Root Rot has a few different common names, besides the Honey Fungus you may hear it called white …

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Take the Gardening Survey!

Lee County Gardener Needs Assessment The following survey is an easy to answer questionnaire that you can complete in less …

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Water-Wise Gardening

This article was written by Matthew Clay, 2021 NC State University Summer Intern with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in …

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Japanese Beetles: the Next Chapter

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer in Lee County. If you were plagued by the …

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Heat and Drought Stress

This article was written by Matthew Clay, 2021 NC State University Summer Intern for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in …

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Basil - a Great Culinary Herb

This article was written by Matthew Clay, 2021 NC State University Summer Intern for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in …

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Liriope Crown and Root Problems

Liriope, also called lilyturf, is one of the workhorses of evergreen ground covers. It multiplies rapidly and requires very …

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Hornworms

This article was written by Matthew Clay, 2021 NCSU Summer Intern for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. Hornworms …

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What Is a Pollinator?

This article was written by Matthew Clay, 2021 NC State University Summer Intern for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in …

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