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Tomatoes at farmers market

It Is the Season for Tomatoes

Many of us know there’s nothing better than a fresh tomato sandwich on a hot, summer day. Tomatoes are …

Peaches at farmers market

Peaches Are Now in Season

Peaches are in season around Wayne County! Sweet, juicy peaches in North Carolina are a symbol of summertime! North …


July Gardening Tips

Lawn Recycle your clippings as you mow instead of bagging and discarding them. Returning these clippings to the law saves time, …

Limelight Hydrangea

Plant Spotlight: Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are deciduous shrubs that can provide elegant flowers to any Southern garden during the summer months. There are …

Gerber Daisy

June Gardening Tips

With the start of June we now welcome summer and our gardens are now in full swing. With summer …


Be on the Outlook for Bagworms

Bagworms are a common pest that many gardeners encounter in their gardens and landscapes. Soon it will be time …

Orange Zinnia Flowers

May Gardening Tips

May is here and our gardens are coming alive. Below are some tips for what you can do in …

Raised bed vegetable gardens with cabbage

Rotate Your Vegetables!

Now is the time for getting our summer vegetables planted in the garden. Those summer vegetables include tomatoes, peppers, …

Kousa Dogwood Flowers

Plant Spotlight: Kousa Dogwood

The dogwoods blooming over the past couple of weeks have really given us a showy display to welcome in …


Right Plant, Right Place

As we seem to be getting away from cold temperatures and more into warm spring weather, many are beginning …


April Gardening Tips

April is gardening month! One thing we can do during this coronavirus pandemic is work in our gardens at …

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