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Caring for Your Christmas Tree

Once cut and taken home, Christmas trees must be properly maintained or they’ll quickly lose their luster and quality. …

Photo by Tom Glasgow shows a venus flytrap, butterwort, parrot pitcher plant and sundews growing in the same small area. The sundews are a little harder to see, but they're in the bottom of the photo, slightly to the left of center. This would be early to mid May; the butterworts flower before the flytraps.

Native Plants Week

Hey everyone, I found out late on Monday that Governor Roy Cooper has signed a proclamation making this week …

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