Gardening is among our nation’s most popular pastimes, yielding fresh fruits and vegetables for the dinner table, a cleaner environment and aesthetically pleasing landscapes. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s gardening portal helps gardeners learn more about new plants, native plants and environmental stewardship. Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are instrumental in these efforts, sharing their knowledge of plant selection, cultural practices and pest management with fellow gardeners, school students and others.
Spring Lawn Fertilizers and Their Effects on Water Quality Written by Rosemary Wander, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer in Guilford County A well-established practice in the spring by homeowners is to apply fertilizer to their MORE »
Arbor Day 2014 Activities in NC Written by Colette Corr, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer in Guilford County. Across North Carolina, communities, schools, and organizations are holding Arbor Day events and activities to celebrate MORE »
Winter Annual Weeds “A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.” (Doug Larson, American journalist) Written by Debbie Hodges, Extension Master Gardener MORE »
Volcano Mulching: Too Much of a Good Thing! Written by Linda Brandon, Extension Master Gardener I Volunteer in Guilford County If you follow any of our writings here at Cooperative Extension, you probably MORE »
Growing Outside of Your Zone: Creating Microclimates Written by Patricia Lunn Adsit, Guilford County extension Master Gardener Volunteer “You can’t grow lemon trees here. They are tropical plants, not meant for our zone.” MORE »
Proven Steps to Starting Seeds Indoors Written By: Dana Deaton, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Guilford County Whether you want the first bloom or want to extend your harvest, starting your seeds indoors can MORE »
SPRING 2014 GROWING THE GREEN WAY CLASS SERIES CLASSES ARE FREE, BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED: Call or email Pam Marshall at 375-5876 or firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up for your choice of workshop and MORE »