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2019 Home Gardening Classes

Are you a Mountain Transplant? Did you recently move to Hendersonville from some other part of the country? Then, …

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Plant Bulbs for Spring Impact

It’s not too late to plant spring flowering bulbs in December, but it should be done fairly soon. They …

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Those Voracious Voles!

by: Pat MacFarland, Henderson County Extension Master Gardener 2018 Intern In the last few years, my yard has been host …

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Little Free Library at Dana Park

Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small book exchanges number 60,000 around the world in 80 countries …

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Mountain Laurel Leaf Blight

Pest alert: Mountain Laurel Leaf blight is caused by the fungus Diaporthe kalmiae (Phomopsis kalmiae). The disease can be …

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Pruning Crape Myrtles

Many gardeners have Crape Myrtles established in their landscapes. Unfortunately, the tree has the dubious distinction among gardeners and horticulturists …

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