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4-H... for City Kids, Too!

Being involved in 4-H provides opportunities for youth to master skills, connect to their community and mature in responsibility. …

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Culinary Herb Garden

These days with the struggling economy people are looking for ways to save money. One way to cut corners …

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Getting to Know a Native

Redbuds are native small flowering trees in shades of lavender to pink that bear their flowers closely along the …

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Friend or Foe?

Did you know that fewer than 10% of insects are what we as gardeners would consider harmful? The remaining …

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Most Common Pruning Mistakes

During my career as a horticulturist I once worked as a landscaper. One of my duties was to prune …

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Blooming Borders in the Arboretum

The gardens of the New Hanover County Arboretum are the classroom for our Cooperative Extension Center and Master Gardener …

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Bright Winter Flowers

The hybrid mahonias are one of my favorite groups of winter-flowering plants. If you like the Latin they’re listed …

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Do You Belong to the Clover?

Being involved in 4-H provides opportunities for youth to master skills, connect to their community, and mature in responsibility. …

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Arboretum Update

There are so many great programs and projects offered at the arboretum as well as through the NC State …