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Something Old, Something New

When choosing what to grow for 2023-2024, Bullington Gardens balanced the reliability of the tried and true with the …

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Garden Center Open House Tour 2023

2023 Garden Center Open House Tour Shop local nurseries and garden centers across Henderson County just in time for Mother’s …

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Landscaping a Hillside

One of the most asked questions I get is, “I have a hillside that I need to landscape, could …

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Native Vines of the Southeast

The forests of the southeast have provided gardeners with many wonderful native plants. Native trees, shrubs, vines, and flowers …

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Moss Gardening

If you live in western North Carolina and your home is surrounded by trees then you probably have some …

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How to Care for Poinsettias Video

Discover the food, landscapes and agriculture of North Carolina at Homegrown. As you set out to pick the perfect …

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Local Gardening Classes 2023

Opportunities abound for gardeners to learn in 2023! NC State Extension in Henderson County, Bullington Gardens and Blue Ridge …

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ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY Dr. Brian Whipker Professor, Commercial Floriculture Production Horticultural Science NC State Extension, NC State University Poinsettias are …

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Testing Wells in Henderson County

Many Henderson County residents utilize well water for their drinking water. Well water is usually healthful and has a …

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Cool Season Annuals

Cool season annuals ideally should be planted from October through mid-November, but can also be planted from March-May. Cool …

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