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Al Hight

Former County Extension Director
Al is no longer active in Extension
New Hanover County Centeral_hight@ncsu.edu

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Spring Garden Tips

Lawn Weeds and Fertilizers Weeds may be taking over your lawn by this time of year. Winter annuals including chickweed, …

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Plants & Cold Damage

Lots of gardeners are concerned about the damage done by the spells of below-normal temperatures. The good news is …

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Cool Weather Weed Invasion

As the temperatures cool into the thirties and forties at night and the days hover in the sixties and …

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August in Sweet Caroline

The hot times of August in sweet Caroline may have you doing a little “song sung blue”, but this …

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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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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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