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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 …

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 …

The Angel Oak's massive branches reach nearly 100 feet from the trunk of the tree. Photo: Charlotte Fox

The Angel Oak

I had the opportunity to travel to Charleston, South Carolina a few weeks back to attend a meeting with …

Deadly Nightshade

Gardener Beware

To a plant guy like me, plants are always pretty cool. Plants are energy producers in that they can …

Various Herbicides

There's an "Icide" for That!

This time of year, with every passing warm day, a hot topic has been spraying herbicides on home lawns. I …

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