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Trycyrtis hirta pink flower

Unveiling the Toadlily 'tojen'

Woodland shade gardeners have long known the toadlily (Trycyrtis hirta ). This plant, along with many others will be …


Growing Grapes in Western NC

Growing grapes in the home garden can be a little bit of work but it is definitely worth it. …

spider mites on a broadleaf plant

Pest Alert - Spider Mites in Landscapes

Spider Mites Spider mites are very small arachnids (spider family) that infest a wide range of horticulturally and agriculturally important …

Japanese beetle

Pest Alert - Japanese Beetles

It is that time of year again. Japanese Beetles will be emerging in early June. The insects will leave the soil …

firepink wildflower

Native Plant Publications

Finding good information on native plants on the internet can be daunting. So, here are some of the best …

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