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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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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. …

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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 …

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Container Garden Planting Calendar for Edibles in the Piedmont

This publication offers a guide to growing edible plants year-round in containers. Includes planting and …

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A Gardener's Guide to Soil Testing

This publication tells gardeners why they should test their soil, how to obtain a soil …

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A Gardener's Guide to Protecting Water Quality

This publication discusses ways that gardeners can protect water quality and avoid runoff and soil …

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

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How to Organize a Community Garden

This publication covers the keys to a successful community garden of individual plots including forming …

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Chilli Thrips

This factsheet describes the biology of the chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis, and provides residential management …

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Pests of Tomato

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification …

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