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Camellia sasanqua showing Camellia Leaf Gall (Exobasidium camellia). Remove the infected leaves and put them in the trash. PIcture taken by Gene Fox

What Is Wrong With My Camellia?

There have been lots of calls this week, ranging from recommendations for landscapers to what is wrong with my …

The picture was taken by Certified Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, Rena Edwards, the azaleas are in front of her home.

What Happened to My Azaleas?

I get these calls from time to time and there are several answers to the question, “What happened to …

What Happened to My Dogwood Tree?

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Grow Series Flyer 2024

What You Need to Know So You Can Grow

The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Beaufort County Center is offering a series of classes beginning Tuesday, February 6th titled, “What You …

Molasses

Molasses or Malarkey?

Sometimes I get the most interesting calls! Questions from plant, weed, and insect identification to various products to be …

Washington's historic Leach House, owned by The Gerard's and decorated by The Acreage - Gene Fox

Ever-Greenery

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European Pear Bartlett

When Can You Eat Pears?

My youngest daughter catches the bus every morning over in Smallwood. While we don’t live in Smallwood, we are very …

Gray Garden Slug found beneath a rotten planter. Slugs like to hide during the day under leaves, wood, or even mulch. Cheryl Moorehead, Bugwood.org

Got Slugs?

“What’s eating my hostas?” The caller said, “I come out in the morning and there are these holes in …

I took the photo in our teaching garden here at the Beaufort County Center. This is an older vine (I presume the cultivar to be a superior) in which I have regrown and trained the cordons on to teach how this is done to gardeners in the area.

Muscadine or Scuppernong Grapes

There are few rural residential properties across the Southeast that do not have a grapevine growing somewhere. Be it …

Hammerhead Worm (Bipalium kewense) Picture from Matt Bertone NCSU

Aliens Among Us?

Some things that you see in horticulture just don’t seem natural…sometimes they almost seem like they are alien! Have you …

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Top view of oval beetle. Prominent longitudinal stripes on folded, outer wing covers. Various dark spots on thorax. Black and white art.

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