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Centipede Decline

Declining centipede is still a major topic at the Extension Office this spring. Many factors can contribute to problems …

A Chocolate Garden

Many gardeners enjoy planning and planting themed areas or gardens. These special areas may include an herb garden, vegetable …

Check Now for Hatching Lace Bugs

Steven Frank, NC State University Associate Professor and Extension Specialist Entomology and Plant Pathology, offers this glimpse into a …

Will That Plant Grow Here?

Plants growing in a specific area are determined by the average high and low temperatures as well as the …

Herbs in the Garden

Today herbs are frequently taken for granted and barely given a thought except when cooking and gardening. In the …

Plant Sale Announced

Plants are important in the ecology of the earth and in human history. Plants are a vital part of …

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Gardening Conference Registration Now Open!

June 7 – 9, 2018 Greenville Convention Center 303 Greenville Blvd SW Greenville, NC 27834 The North Carolina Extension Master Gardenersm Volunteer Association (NCEMGVA) invites you to …

Infographic - Plants do that where we learn

Plants Do That . . . Inside

“When plants are around, students are just smarter and pay more attention,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M. This information …

Last Call for Blueberry Pruning

The timing for blueberry pruning is almost over. The recommended period is from November through March. Our unusually cold …

Time to Prune

Pruning is a major topic of discussion this time of year. Pruning is a gardening practice that is frequently …

Be Kind to Pollinators

I recently attended a conference on pollinators. Most of us are aware that our food depends on pollination and …

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