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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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NCEMGVA Conference

A Prescription for Healthy Living June 7–9, 2018 Greenville Convention Center 303 Greenville Blvd Greenville, NC …

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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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Summer Cover Crops

There is growing interest in the use of short-season summer annual legumes or grasses as …

Weed Control in Vegetable Gardens

Weeds are unwanted plants in gardens that reduce available moisture, nutrients, sunlight and growing space …

Raspberries in the Home Garden

In the case of specialty or non-traditional small fruit crops in the Southeast, red raspberries …

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …

Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden

Grapes are welcome summer treats that can be eaten fresh, processed into jellies, jams, juice …

Caring for Your Lawn and the Environment

This factsheet provides information on how to keep a lawn healthy and attractive and how …

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A master gardener performs research in Mecklenburg County

IV. NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Policies

This chapter of the NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Guidelines covers policies of the …

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Hummingbirds and Butterflies

This publication describes how you can transform your backyard into an area that welcomes nectar-seekers, …

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