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Aphids

Learning From the Aphids

We do not like aphids! As master gardeners, we love to learn about gardening! So let me tell you, …

Eastern Redbud Cercis canadensis

The Welcoming Eastern Redbud

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Ice on tree limb

Snow and Ice on Tree Limbs

Have your small trees and shrubs recently lost limbs due to snow or ice? I have a butterfly bush …

Pruning fruit trees

Pruning Fruit Trees

I have a friend with a few fruit trees that I will be helping to prune. A couple of …

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Spraying Winter Weeds

I sprayed my winter weeds in the lawn during the break between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It’s not …

Lisa Rayburn

Free Event Backyard Food Gardening Feb 9

Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteer Association of Carteret County will present their annual speaker program free to the public on Wednesday, …

Pruner

Sticking to Your Pruning Plans

As with the vegetable garden, if you make a plan for pruning and fertilizing your trees and shrubs it’s …

Broccoli

Growing Heirloom Italian Broccoli

Broccoli Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) ‘’Di Cicco’ is an excellent heirloom variety originating from Italy that produces numerous small to medium …

Butterhead Lettuce

Try Butterhead Lettuce for Salads

Butterhead lettuce (Lactuca sativa) produces small heads which are perfect for salads or sandwiches with their soft, green, sweet, …

Carrots 'Calliope Blend'

Planting Fall Carrots

These Carrots Daucus carota subsp. sativus ‘Calliope Blend’ are a beautiful multi-colored variety with a crisp texture and softer inside. …

Fall lawn

Lawn Care in Dormancy

Hopefully, the lawn has stopped growing by now and gone completely dormant. There may be a little bit of …

Carrots in the garden

Winter Garden Crops

There isn’t anything to plant in the garden this month, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do …

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