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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers

Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers (EMGVs) have been leaders in this internationally acclaimed program, guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their landscapes. Trained by North Carolina State University faculty and staff, EMGVs provide research-based information about gardening and environmental stewardship to individuals and communities across the state. EMGVs engage the community through education and outreach on a wide variety of subjects and through a broad spectrum of projects, all designed to maximize their impact.

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?

Their graceful lying branches with creamy white flowers mark the beginning of Spring so beautifully. As I see them …

Column Stinkhorn (Clathrus columnatus)

Stinkhorn Mushrooms

The caller explained that they had these alien-looking, pink things that resembled the pi sign. I said, “The what …

The attached chart, from The NC State Climate Office, shows the accumulation of Growing Degree Days (a measure of heat units) from January 1, 2024 through February 27, 2024, given a base temperature of 50°F.

Is It Spring Yet?

I had an interesting call earlier this week, one that made me stop and think. At NC State Cooperative …