Monthly Archives: December 2014

Seasonal Care of Pecan Trees

You say pe-can, I say pe-kahn, but there’s no calling off the perpetual appeal of this iconic southern tree.  Its elegant architecture in the spring, its cool shade in the summer, and the scrumptious flavor of the pecan nut in … Continue reading

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Fending Off Lady Beetles

We’re heading into winter, which means that you may soon find Asian lady beetles (commonly known as lady bugs) on your windows and light fixtures. Although they can be a nuisance, and can stink and stain surfaces if they’re crushed, … Continue reading

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Triangle Gardener Magazine

Our Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, has headed inside to escape the cold weather. But he’s still got his eye on his garden. This week, Charles tells us about the Triangle Gardener magazine and what it has to offer the house-bound gardener.

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Technology Transforms Sweet Potatoes

How can a dairy process plant, microwave technology, and sweet potatoes come together to create new markets for NC farmers?  Find out when Lise Jenkins talks to Gary Cartwright of the Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Science at NC State University … Continue reading

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Adding Color to Your Winter Garden

Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy shows us how, with a little planning, our gardens can be colorful throughout the winter months.

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Avoiding Winter Garden Injuries

Are you risking injury in your garden?  Did you know that over the winter months gardeners are most at risk of shoulder injuries?  The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, interviews Dr. John Harrelson, retired orthopedic surgeon and Durham county Master Gardener, about how to maintain strength and … Continue reading

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Live Christmas Trees - A Timely Tip from Amy Hill

Artificial, cut, or live Christmas trees?   Amy Hill has tips for those of us who choose to bring a live tree home.   A live tree requires additional care, but with consideration and planning it can become a great tradition … Continue reading

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