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Category Archives: Gardening Tips

Collards Are In Season, Just In Time For Holiday Meals!

Collards Are In Season, Just In Time For Holiday Meals!

For many people in our area, the first fall frost of the season usually means that it is time to include collards with our fall meals. There is something about that first frost that people say makes collards taste so good. Collard greens have long been a staple vegetable in Southern US cuisine. Collard greens…read more »

Common Mistakes To Avoid In The Landscape

Common Mistakes To Avoid In The Landscape

One of the great things about gardening is everyone can incorporate their own styles by selecting plants and features they enjoy. However, there are some common mistakes in the landscape everyone should avoid so that they can avoid future problems and keep their plants healthy. Here would be my “Top 5” common landscape mistakes (in…read more »

Pecan Harvest Will Soon Begin

Pecan Harvest Will Soon Begin

It won’t be long before we will be planning our holiday meals. No matter how you pronounce the word “pecan”, they will probably be included in many of those delicious holiday dishes. Pecan trees are native to North America with over 90% of the world’s pecan crop coming from the United States. Pecan trees are…read more »

November Gardening Tips

November Gardening Tips

November is now upon us which means soon our minds may be more on preparing for the holiday season, but there are still things that can be done in the garden this time of year. Below are gardening tips to help your garden through the winter season. General Gardening Tips It is a good time…read more »

Harvest Season For Sweet Potatoes

Harvest Season For Sweet Potatoes

The harvesting of sweet potatoes is a common sight in Eastern North Carolina now during the fall season. Sweet potatoes are a bragging point in our region with North Carolina being number one for sweet potato production in the United States. North Carolina produces 50% of the sweet potatoes in the United States. There are…read more »

Fall Is The Time To Plant Trees & Shrubs

Fall Is The Time To Plant Trees & Shrubs

Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs in your garden, however, it is important to properly plant them so they will be healthy for many years. Spring is when we often think about planting trees and shrubs because it is the time of year we see plants growing and get excited about…read more »

Plant Bulbs This Fall For Spring Flowers

Plant Bulbs This Fall For Spring Flowers

Many of us incorporate spring-flowering bulbs into our landscapes to enjoy seeing the first colors of spring. However, the time that you plant spring-flowering bulbs is not a time of year that you would typically be thinking about spring color. Spring-flowering bulbs are planted in November when the soil temperature has dropped below 60°F. Spring-flowering…read more »

October Gardening Tips

October Gardening Tips

Now that fall weather is upon us, October a great time to enjoy working in your gardens and landscapes. Use these tips to help get your garden transitioned from summer into fall: Lawn Do not apply any more nitrogen fertilizers to lawns. As soil temperatures cool, warm-season lawns will being going dormant for the winter.…read more »

Late Blooming Perennials

Late Blooming Perennials

The hot, dry late summer weather can be harsh on our gardens. Many plants suffer from heat stress, too little or too much rain, and struggle to flourish. However, there are several flowering perennials that keep performing even in late summer into the fall. Here are a few perennials to consider adding to your gardens…read more »

Think Twice Before Fertilizing Your Lawn This Fall

Think Twice Before Fertilizing Your Lawn This Fall

Fall is a great time in our area to enjoy comfortable temperatures and being outdoors in our gardens. Usually during this time of year, you can find some advertisement and promotions of winter fertilizer products for the lawn. The question then comes up, “Am I supposed to be fertilizing my lawn in the fall?” The…read more »

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