Gardening is among our nation’s most popular pastimes, yielding fresh fruits and vegetables for the dinner table, a cleaner environment and aesthetically pleasing landscapes. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps gardeners learn more about new plants, native plants and environmental stewardship. Extension-trained Master Gardener volunteers are instrumental in these efforts, sharing their knowledge of plant selection, cultural practices and pest management with fellow gardeners, school students and others.
Hellebores or Lenten Roses Hellebores or Lenten Roses are small lovely small evergreen groundcover and/or perennials that add color to the winter garden. The foliage is dark green with 7-9 leaflets and growing MORE »
CHRISTMAS TREE CARE Many homeowners are in the process of selecting a cut Christmas tree. Christmas trees purchased are typically fir, spruce, or pine. Locally grown Christmas trees may be Leyland Cypress, Arizona MORE »
The Wilson Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be celebrating 20 years of dedicated service to the Wilson Cooperative Extension Service on Thursday, November 14 from 4-6 PM at the Wilson Agricultural Center, 1806 MORE »
Caterpillars While I was resting over the Labor Day weekend, others were not, including the caterpillars eating my cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. The rainy spring and summer have produced a bounty MORE »
Rains Increase Pests The heavy rainfall that has occurred has forced a lot of common pests out of their typical habitats and is contributing to surges in populations. Millipedes are trying to keep MORE »