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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers

Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers (EMGVs) have been leaders in this internationally acclaimed program, guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their landscapes. Trained by North Carolina State University faculty and staff, EMGVs provide research-based information about gardening and environmental stewardship to individuals and communities across the state. EMGVs engage the community through education and outreach on a wide variety of subjects and through a broad spectrum of projects, all designed to maximize their impact.

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Garden Planning

Once through the busy holiday season and winter has taken full hold. It seems like an odd time to …

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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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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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The Learning Garden

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

Flat Rock Playhouse Gardens

The Flat Rock Playhouse Gardens

Henderson County Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers donate their time to teaching people about the benefits of gardening through projects …

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Dana Elementary School Garden

Around February 2021, the School Garden at Dana Elementary was neglected after a couple of years. The garden needed …