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Gardening Guidelines for May & June

This article was written by Becky Garrett, Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. General …

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Carolina Lawn Care

Participants will learn about how to create a personalized fertilization and irrigation plan for managed turf, as well as Best …

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Columbines, Gems in the Landscape

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

Non-Biting Midge Flies

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

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Plants to Attract Hummingbirds

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer in Lee County. Within a few weeks, the first …

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Spot Anthracnose on Dogwood

Dogwood tree buds are beginning to swell. These trees are a favorite herald of spring. The bracts come out …

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Trumpets for a Garden Symphony

Trumpets play high brassy and brilliant notes through about 4 ½ feet of tubing. From Greek and Roman military …

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Tea Scale Pests on Camellias

Camellia – sometimes called the rose of winter. Just outside the living room window at the homeplace grew an …

March and April Gardening Guidelines

This article was written by Becky Garrett, Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. General …

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To Prune or Not to Prune

Pruning shrubs and trees in the landscape is an important and rewarding garden activity, but some folks are intimidated …

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Fungus Gnats in February?

In the house, yes it’s possible. The flying version is annoying, but it’s the larvae that feed on the …

Hellebores

Hellebores

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer in Lee County. After the short, dim days of …

Who Spilled Paint on My Camellias?

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer in Lee County. If you happened to be painting …

February Gardening Guidelines

This article was written by Becky Garrett, Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. Watch …

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Abiotic Diseases - Frost Injury

When we talk about diseases, we often think about teeny, tiny “no-seeum” critters – living organisms like fungi, bacteria, …

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This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of the herbicide, glyphosate.

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Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs in the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina

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