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What Is a Master Gardener Volunteer?

Master Gardener℠ volunteers are educators sharing knowledge about urban horticulture and environmental stewardship. Working with their local N.C. Cooperative …

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Gardening With Native Plants

Consider plants that are great for birds in your home gardens, backyards, and urban landscapes. When you choose to …

Muscadines

Growing Muscadines

Want to grow grapes in the south? If so, you have two choices – plant muscadines or plant another …

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I Wonder Why That Happened?

Imagine waking up each morning, drinking your coffee bubbles, and checking to see the messages “from the ground” instructing …

Christmas Tree Disposal

Christmas is over and the trees are coming down! Figuring out what to do with live Christmas trees after …

Reflecting on Resolutions

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight through exercise and diet. Making these lifestyle …

Poinsettias

Poinsettias as Gifts

Although the Christmas merchandise seemed to pop out around Halloween this year, the colorful and natural living reminders of …

Winter Houseplant Care

In North Carolina, houseplant can mean one of two things: a plant that remains indoors all day or tropical …

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Another Reason to Buy Local

Eating locally sourced food has become more popular recently and more people are shopping at farmers markets, co-ops and …

Growing Asparagus

Fresh asparagus can be one of the early pleasures of a spring vegetable garden. While it takes a few …

Christmas Tree

Symbol of the Holidays

The passing of Thanksgiving Day marches us closer to the next big holiday……. Christmas! The season begs the question, …

Reseeding Cool Season Grass

While it may seem that our primary objective should be to fill in empty patches, the best thing may …