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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

Topics for articles can get really scarce this time of year! I was talking with my wife at lunch …

Armillaria Root Rot on Arborvitae 'Green Giant'. Photo Credit: Beaufort County Resident Diane Ross

My Trees Are Turning Brown

I’ve had several calls come in over the past three weeks concerning Arborvitae (Thuja sp.) and/or Leyland cypress (x …

Frost, What to Do

Well it has happened, we got our first frost! We are in November! As things begin to slow down there …

Notice the blueberry suckers in the middle (red arrow). These can be severed from the mother plant during the dormant season using a sharp shovel. Immediately replant suckers in a container or prepared bed and prune the top 1/3 of the whip to allow roots to develop.

Propagating Blueberry Bushes

A great question came in this week about propagating blueberries! First, what is propagation? The North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook …

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 …

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