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Plant Sale May 19

The Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Pitt County will be holding their annual plant sale May 19. The sale …

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Christmas Cactus Care

While the poinsettia remains the most popular holiday plant, a healthy Christmas cactus in full bloom makes a great …

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Lenten Rose for Winter Color

The Perennial Plant Association named Helleborus x hybridus the Perennial Plant of the Year in 2005. The common name …

Prevent Crabgrass Now

Crabgrass is a summer annual grass that germinates in the spring in eastern North Carolina. It competes with lawn …

Home Garden Lettuce

Lettuce is one of the most important vegetable crops grown in the United States. On average, each person eats …

Crapemyrtle Pruning

No matter where I go someone asks about pruning crapemyrtles. It’s been a few years since I addressed this …

Trees and Construction

Every year I get questions about dieback and death of trees that occurs following construction. The cause is often …

Natural Areas in the Landscape

One of the most important considerations in developing a landscape plan is maintenance. Currently, many homeowners desire a low‑maintenance …

Plants for Winter Interest

Your landscape does not have to be limited to shades of green, brown, and gray in the winter. It …

Christmas Cactus

While the poinsettia remains the most popular holiday plant, a healthy Christmas cactus in full bloom makes a great …

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Poinsettias

Wherever you go this time of year you can’t help but notice poinsettias. Discount stores, grocery stores, garden …

December Gardening

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it is easy to forget about fun gardening activities …

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Winter Lawn Weed Management

During February, March, and April each year, my office receives numerous calls on weeds in lawns. The best time …

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