Category Archives: Plants

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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Poinsettias On Trial

North Carolina poinsettia growers will send over 4 million plants to markets along the east coast.  Lise Jenkins interviews Dr. John Dole, professor and head of the Horticultural Science department at NCSU about the poinsettia trails at the JC Raulston … Continue reading

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Lime, Bread, and Garlic -Oh My

The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, cautions us about adding lime to our gardens.  Our host, Harold Johnson, makes us hungry visiting the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market, and Dan Mason brings the words of Kit Flynn to live in the “Adventures with Garlic”.  Amy Hill’s … Continue reading

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Worms Recycle My Scraps, Selecting Bonsai Trees

Our host, Harold Johnson, brings us up to date.  Lise Jenkins talks to NC State Cooperative Extension Specialist Rhonda Sherman to find out how to use worms to recycle her kitchen scraps and create a valuable soil amendment.  Harold Johnson has a special guest in the studio … Continue reading

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