Plants

Enjoying the Season

Plants help us celebrate the holidays. Find out if a live Christmas tree is right for you, learn about the development of new poinsettias, and how to add color to your winter garden.  We’ll also find out how to keep… Read More ›

Poinsettias are Here

Poinsettias have started showing up…everywhere.  NC State plays a big role in bringing new cultivars to the marketplace and you can see what’s new at the JC Raulston Arboretum Poinsettia Open House on December 6th.  Find out more as Lise… Read More ›

A Coach for Your Garden

The right plant in the right place, sounds easy right?  But our gardens are dynamic and what used to be the right plant can change over time. Harold Johnson meets a garden coach and they talk about the things that real… Read More ›

Meet the Perfect Tree

  Carol McPherson introduces us to the perfect tree —the American Hornbeam, also know as Musclewood, Ironwood, Blue Beech, or Water Beech tree.  Find out if this tree is perfect for you too?     Resources NC State Plant Facts… Read More ›

Terrace Gardens Tour Continued

Charles Murphy wraps up his tour of the Terrace Gardens at Duke Gardens as he talks with its curator Mike Owens. The Terrace Gardens is the oldest section of Duke Gardens and has undergone tremendous change over the years.  Mike… Read More ›

November Adventures 

Our weather is turing colder and our gardening chores are changing.  This month we show you ways to raise a wild child, meet a young flower farmer, learn how to breath new life into old raised beds.  We will also… Read More ›

A Rainbow of Winners Rainbow at Raulston

The JC Raulston Arboretum conducts plant trials throughout the year, putting 500-700 plants through their paces. Lise Jenkins visited the arboretum and learned that it takes more than just a pretty face to make it into the garden centers.  Find… Read More ›

Success with Pecans

A pecan tree is an investment that can pay off big rewards if you make the right choices from the start.  Amy Hill is here with steps you can take to get started right so you’ll have sweet rewards into… Read More ›

Visit the Terrace Garden at Duke Gardens

Mike Owens is the curator of the Terrace Gardens, one of the oldest parts of Duke Gardens.  He takes Charles Murphy on a tour of the Terrace Gardens and shows Charles some of the recent changes and talks about what… Read More ›

Meet a Farmer – Stephanie Hall

Meet Stephanie Hall.  She and her father, J. Ed Hall, own Sassafrass Fork Farm where they produce cut flowers for our local market. While J. Ed grew up on a dairy farm, Stephanie is new to farming and talks about… Read More ›

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