Gardening is among our nation’s most popular pastimes, yielding fresh fruits and vegetables for the dinner table, a cleaner environment and aesthetically pleasing landscapes. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps gardeners learn more about new plants, native plants and environmental stewardship. Extension-trained Master Gardener volunteers are instrumental in these efforts, sharing their knowledge of plant selection, cultural practices and pest management with fellow gardeners, school students and others.
Many gardeners would agree that the wet spring and summer has created some difficult situations in the landscape. Right now most people’s gardens are done or winding down and many gardeners are transitioning MORE »
Many people that have concerns about spraying synthetic pesticides on their vegetable gardens have turned to organic production techniques. Organic production can be quite challenging in the southeast because of a humid climate MORE »
The holiday season is rapidly approaching and so is the traditional giving of plants like Christmas cactus and poinsettias. There are misconceptions about plant toxicity to humans and pets. For example, some people MORE »