Category Archives: Gardeners

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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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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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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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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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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Episode 28- Avoiding Garden Injuries, Winter Color, Live Christmas Trees

Gardens can dangerous places.  Dr. John Harrelson talks to Charles Murphy about what you can do to avoid injuries and how to keep yourself in garden-ready condition over the winter months.  Charles also tells us how to keep color in … Continue reading

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Episode 27 - Technology Transforms Sweet Potatoes, Triangle Gardener Magazine, Pecans, Lady Beetles,

Sweet potatoes are one of NC’s largest crops but their full value was being realized elsewhere until NC State University introduced a new technology — creating jobs and some unexpected new products. Lise Jenkins introduces us to some of the people making that happen. The Triangle Gardener … Continue reading

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