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 ›

Avian Flu Alert

Avian flu is a lethal disease and is spread by migrating birds.   Dr. Sarah Mason of the NC Department of Agriculture, explains what owners of backyard flocks can do to help protect their birds from this lethal disease. Key… Read More ›

Children’s Programs at Duke Gardens

Are you raising a wild child?  Kavanah Anderson of Duke Gardens talks about the importance of connecting kids with nature and playing outside.  She tells Harold Johnson about some of the programs Duke Gardens has especially for kids and how… Read More ›

Where’s That Plant?

Master Gardener Kit Flynn can’t find her plants.  She confesses how she lost them and how you can avoid this fate.  Dan Mason brings us Kit’s Garden Story entitled, What is This Plant? Where is That Plant?  Mishaps in the… Read More ›

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Conference

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is holding its sustainable agriculture conference in Durham, NC on Nov 6-8.  The conference isn’t just for farmers. Gardeners, foodies, and anyone interested in the food we grow and eat will find there’s lots to learn… Read More ›


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