Author Archives: Durham Master Gardeners

Pruning Trees in Winter

In the Garden with the Enthusiastic Gardener The right tools and careful planning is all that stands between plant mutilation and effective pruning.  Charles Murphy explains pruning and shaping techniques and the best time to do so.  Below you will find links to helpful … Continue reading

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February: Winter Pruning, Caring for Houseplants, New Raulston Arboretum Director, Deciduous Holly, and Stormwater Management

February is a good time for planning. The Enthusiastic Gardener Charles Murphy guides you on  pruning your trees and shrubs. Amy Hill offers timely tips for caring for your houseplants during the winter.  Harold Johnson interviews the new JC Raulston Arboretum Director … Continue reading

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Creating Backyard Habitats with Byron Schermerhorn

Charles Murphy interviews National Wildlife Federation Certified Habitat Steward, Byron Schermerhorn, about attracting wildlife to your backyard. Simple changes, even in small yards, can make a big difference for attracting wildlife to your garden.  Learn what steps you can take this … Continue reading

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Soil Ecology with Nicolette Cagle

Harold Johnson talks to soil ecologist Dr. Nicolette Cagle.  She is a lecturer at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.  She also directs the Environmental Science Summer Program at Duke, and is a NC Science Leadership Fellow. … Continue reading

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Put Some Power In It

The Enthusiastic Gardener, Chalres Murphy, is tackling his power tool maintenance chores to ensure his tools are ready for spring. Find out what steps you need to take to keep your tools ready for action.

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Expanding Our Community Garden

Durham’s vibrant community garden has just been expanded to include a grape arbor, fruit tree orchard, and education pavilion.  This expansion was funded by Keep Durham Beautiful, Keep America Beautiful, and Lowes Home Improvement.  Volunteers donated over 400 hours of … Continue reading

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January: Community Garden, Power Tools, Soil Ecology, Backyard Habitats

In this episode you will find out how the Durham county Master Gardeners are helping to make our community a better place; learn how to take care of your power tools this winter to ensure they will perform for you … Continue reading

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