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Spring Veggie Seedlings in WNC

Growing your own vegetable seedlings can be rewarding and save you money. Properly produced homegrown seedlings guarantee gardeners a …

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Garden Update - February 2021

Plants in Flower Wintersweet, Breath-of-Spring (Winter Honeysuckle), Lenten-Rose (Helleborus), Trailing Arbutus, Crocus, Violets, and Japanese Flowering Apricot What …

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Garden Update - January 2021

Plants in Flower Witch Hazel, Daphne odora, January Jasmine, and Hellebores. Indoors: Amaryllis, Cyclamen, Poinsettia Plants with Colorful Winter Berries …

Gardening Series 2021

Home Gardening Series 2021

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

How to Grow Houseplants

Fill your home with houseplants!!! Learn how to care for them from the experts at NC State …

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Not Too Late to Plant Spring Bulbs

According to John Murphy, Horticultural Director at Bullington Gardens, “It’s not too late to plant spring flowering bulbs in …

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Suggested Plants for Henderson Co.

Steve’s Recommended Plant List for Henderson County (non-italicized = native; italicized = non-native) Small trees up to 25′ – (deciduous) service berry, …

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Garden Update - December 2020

Plants in Flower Witch Hazel Indoors: Amaryllis, Cyclamen, Poinsettia Plants with Colorful Berries American Beautyberry, Burford Holly, Chinese Holly, …

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Caring for Your Lawn

Cool season grasses such as fescue and Kentucky bluegrass should only be fertilized in February, September, and November. A …

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Holly-Days!

If you are like most, you probably have holiday greenery making spirits merry and bright. Many of our greenery …

Prevent Winter Insect Invasions

Bears aren’t the only animals who hibernate for the winter. Many bugs take a timeout during the cold season …

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2021 Pest Control for Professional Turfgrass Managers

This annual guide supplies information concerning pesticides that can be used for controlling pests in …

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Preemergence Herbicide Efficacy in Nurseries and Landscape Plantings

Preemergence herbicide efficacy summary chart, Ranking the efficacy of preemergence herbicides on most weeds of …

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Preemergence Herbicide Efficacy

A table of efficacy rankings for preemergence herbicides labeled for use in nursery crops and/or …

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4. Insects

This insects chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook will teach readers to identify insects, understand …

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3. Botany

This Botany Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook discusses plant taxonomy or how to name …

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2. Composting

This Composting Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook will explain the benefits of and strategies …

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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

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2021 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

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