Category Archives: Plants

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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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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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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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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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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