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Don't Prune Too Soon!!

Wait until new growth starts in the Spring. Pruning too early may result in: Stimulating new growth that will be vulnerable …

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2018 Dig-In!

9th Annual Dig In! Community Gardens Nourishing Wake County A half day symposium March 10th at Marbles Museum in Raleigh, NC Information and …

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Spring Flowering Bulbs I know it is only November, but in just a few short months we will see …

Fall Lawn Care

Fall Lawn Care by- Daniel Shires September has arrived and with it comes the best time of the year to sow …

Gardening Update

Daniel Shires, Agriculture Extension Agent Cleveland County A lot of times I base my articles on reoccurring phone calls. During …

Composting Yard Waste

With fall in full swing, everyone’s favorite fall chore is soon approaching, raking leaves and cleaning up yard debris. …

Fall Lawn Care

September has arrived and with it comes the best time of the year to sow and over-seed your …

Frequent Phone Calls

A lot of times I base my articles on common questions that I receive over the phone. This …

Fireblight

As everyone knows, this year is not the norm as far as weather and plant health is concerned. …

Moving Plants

It’s seems like I’ve had quite a few questions lately on moving ornamental plants. The safest time …

Winter Pruning

Winter Pruning As many of you know winter is the best time to prune most trees and shrubs. …

Poisonous Caterpillars

Last Monday a lady and her young daughter came into my office wanting me to identify a bug. Little …

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