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Poinsettia Care

Euphorbia pulcherrima, also known as the poinsettia, is a significantly important plant for the horticulture industry. Millions of poinsettias …

Centipede found in the leaf litter of a garden. Centipedes also have critical roles in our gardens.

Ecological Fall Gardening

Fall is a great time to think about the ecology of your garden. In the past, design and eye …

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7th Avenue Brooklyn Community Garden

Situation Located adjacent to Sullivan Park in the historic 7th Avenue District of Hendersonville, NC this community garden was started …

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Mills River Park Pollinator Garden

Pollinators Native insect pollinators are important pollinators of our natural ecosystems while managed honeybees are important for food production. A …

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Dividing Plants

Henderson County will likely see its first fall frost this week. That means that plants in the landscape are …

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Catasetum Orchids Through the Year

Catasetum type orchids are a very unique group of orchids. This group contains 4 separate genera Catasetum, Clowesia, Mormodes, …

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Injury Prevention for Gardeners

Last week, Issac (Agriculture Program Assistant) and I spent some time cleaning up our yard and gardens here at …

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Pest Alert - Elongate Hemlock Scale

Hemlocks have been nearly wiped out by Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA) insect. Hundreds of millions of the trees were killed …

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The Learning Garden

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center has recently seen some upgrades. You may have noticed the new sign out …

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Fall Planting Fescue Seed

Time To Seed Fescue Lawns Fall is the best time for reseeding existing lawns or seeding new cool-season lawns. In …


Pest Alert - Weeds in Ponds

Weeds and algae in ponds are occurring more frequently in western North Carolina. There are several reasons for this …

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Growing Orchids in WNC

Bulbophyllum is a genus in the family Orchidaceae. It is considered the largest and most diverse genus in the …

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Baptisia Seed Pod Weevil

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This factsheet describes bees in the family Colletidae.

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Flatheaded Appletree Borer

This factsheet describes the biology of the flatheaded appletree borer, Chrysobothris femorata, and provides residential …

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