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Juvenile Spotted Lanternfly

Watch for Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive insect from China. The insect was first discovered in Pennsylvania in …

a large flatish white bowl with two regular size tomatoes and several small tomatoes

July Garden News

Hot weather continues and brings stresses to plants as well as people. The stress may show up in several …

Cicada killer wasp on foliage

Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada killer wasps are starting to emerge. This picture was taken on Friday in a landscaped area outside the …

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Trees & Utilities

This new North Carolina Urban Forest Council publication by NC State University’s Dr. Barb Fair is a wonderful resource …

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June Garden News

With June has come hotter, dryer weather. Even though we might get short storms and pop-up showers, rainfall this …

Hundreds of midges resting on the window of a home

Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

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Summer and Fall Flowering Bulbs for the Landscape

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Peonies for the Home Landscape

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Dahlias for the Home Landscape

Dahlias, are a popular addition to the landscape because they have a wide height range …

Roses for North Carolina

Sooner or later most home gardeners think about growing roses. Landscape uses are quite varied …

Hints for Fall-Planted Spring and Early Summer Flowering Bulbs

This publication offers guidelines on planning a garden and buying bulbs, as well as planting …

Qualifiers for Quagmires: Landscape Plants for Wet Sites

Wet, poorly drained soils present one the most difficult challenges for growing plants in the …

Controlling Sedges in Landscape Plantings

More than 40 sedge species may be found in North Carolina landscapes. Although grass-like in …

Postemergence, Non-Selective Herbicides for Landscapes and Nurseries

Manual removal of weeds is time consuming, expensive, and often results in damage to landscape …