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Pruning a shrub

Basic Pruning Principles

Pruning is the removal of plant parts to improve form and growth of plants. The reasons for pruning include: …

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Fall Extension Gardener Classes

Fall 2021 Extension Gardener Classes Classes are free and will be conducted online via Zoom. The meetings will take place on …

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Care of Cool-Season Lawns

While mid-September to early October is considered the ideal time for establishing cool-season turfgrasses such as fescue and Kentucky …

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Kudzu Bugs and Stink Bugs

Have you noticed a tiny, tank-like insect scurrying around the outside of your home? If you notice a dark …

Pink Zinnia

July 2020 Horticulture News

Zany for Zinnias What comes to mind when you think of summertime? For Eastern North Carolina, it could be sweltering …

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Woodland Plant Identification

Colby Griffin, Extension Agent – Agriculture, Commercial and Consumer Horticulture, identifies common native and non-native plants and describes each. Woodland …

strawberries in the foreground, strawberry field in the background

Mid-Spring Home Gardening News

What’s That Buzzing Sound? Carpenter Bees Carpenter bees are large, black and yellow bees frequently seen in spring hovering around the eaves …

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Green Industry News - April 27, 2020

NC Urban Forest Council – Upcoming Informational Webinars The following events will be offered by the NC Urban Forest Council: Carolina …

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