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Gardens at the Macon County Environmental Center

Free Garden Tour

The Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Macon County invite the public to a free tour of the gardens at the …

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are large, black and yellow bees often seen hovering around the eaves of a house, wooden fences, …

Vegetable Cross-Pollination

Many people believe that by planting related crops close together, such as cantaloupes and cucumbers, the taste of the …

Garden

First Time Garden

As spring arrives many people feel an urge to plant and to see vegetables growing in the soil. They …

Fruit Tree Selection

Now is a good time of year to be thinking about what types of fruit you may want to …

Slugs and Their Management

Slugs are simply snails (mollusks) without shells. They live in and on the ground and have big appetites for …

Mosquito Control Around the Home

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities. They may transmit disease organisms to …

Notched Edges on Rhododendron

Notches on rhododendron leaves that appear overnight may be caused by adult black vine weevils (Otiorhynchyus sulcatus). Weevil larvae …

Raspberry Leaves Drying Up

If your raspberry leaves are drying up and the canes are wilting and breaking off at ground level, first …

Boxwood Leafminers

Now is a good time to scout for boxwood leafminer damage and determine if control is needed on your …

Pesticide Disposal Day

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Macon County, will hold a pesticide disposal/collection day in cooperation with the N.C. Department of …

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Herbaceous Plants for Wildlife

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This chapter of the NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Guidelines provides and overview of …

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NC State Extension Master Gardener Program Guidelines

This publication provides guidelines for the NC State Extension Master Gardener program, including how to …

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Handling and Cleaning Up Damaged Pesticide Containers at Home

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Basil is a popular herb known for its flavorful foliage. The fresh or dried leaves …

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III. NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training

This chapter of the NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Guidelines provides an overview of …

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