Tag Archives: Harold Johnson

Biochar – Ancient Amendment with a Modern Twist

Description Archeologists have discovered charcoal deposits near ancient human settlements produce highly fertile soil, or “black earth”.  Biochar is charcoal that has been treated with nutrients and inoculated with beneficial organisms.  Harold Johnson talks with John Bonitz of Celebrity Dirt – Soil … Continue reading

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July – Summertime Fun

This month we will get to know the Live Oak tree, learn about Biochar, and how to protect our gardens using Integrated Pest Management strategies.  Also, Charles Murphy begins a series introducing us to the Asiatic Arboretum at Duke Gardens … Continue reading

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Native Plants Make Gardening Easier

Soil types, weather patterns, and local conditions dictate what plants will thrive in a location.  Chatham county horticulture agent, Charlotte Glenn, explains why native plants make best use of these conditions.   Key Points Our native plants are better adapted … Continue reading

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Hello, Summer

Summer is here! Monarch butterflies have started their migration and you can help lessen some of the challenges they face.  Your kitchen scraps have a lot more value than you may realize –meet some people who are unlocking their value.  Its … Continue reading

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Daffodils for Relaxed Gardeners

Daffodils hold many charms for relaxed gardeners.  Harold Johnson introduces us to a perfect plant for stressed out times. Resources NC Cooperative Extension Daffodil Resources American Daffodil Society

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Stop the Attack of Invasive Plants

The NC Botanical Garden works to conserve and expand our native plants.  Exotic invasive plants pose significant threats to our plant, insect, and wildlife populations.  Dr. Johnny Randall, Director of Conservation Programs at the NC Botanical Garden, talks with Harold Johnson … Continue reading

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May – Summer’s Coming

The garden centers are busting with color and there’s a lot of temptation out there.  This month learn how to start your flowers beds right and what flowers to select.  Meet the Flowering Dogwood –always a garden favorite and learn why exotic invasive … Continue reading

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