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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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Poinsettias

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

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Cool Season Annuals

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