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Consumer Horticulture News

Franklin Friends of Horticulture is a home gardening program offered by the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center that will …

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Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs

If you’re out in the garden this fall consider planting some spring-blooming bulbs. A bulb is a modified stem …

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October 2019 Horticulture News

Fall is for Planting A gardener’s biggest challenge when planting trees and shrubs in this part of North Carolina is …

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September Horticulture News

Fall 2019 – NC State Extension Gardener Newsletter Newsletter Soil Sampling September is an ideal time for homeowners and gardeners to take …

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August Horticulture News

NE North Carolina / SE Virginia Pumpkin Production Field Meeting August 22, 2019 4:30–7 p.m. Sandy Point Farms – 31190 Statesville Rd., …

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July Horticulture News

Cucumbers: Cool, Crisp and Sweet! Nothing quite says summertime like that of a freshly harvested cucumber. There are two basic …

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May 2019 Horticulture News

Fire Blight Fire blight can be a devastating disease on trees and shrubs within the Roseaceae (Rose) family. This includes …

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April Horticulture News

Controlling English Ivy in Urban Landscapes Introduction English ivy (Hedera helix) is a shade-tolerant, woody perennial vine. When established it creates …

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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird - "The Ruby"

As temperatures slowly creep upward during spring the Ruby-throated Hummingbird begins its trek northward from Central America into the …

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