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Goldenrod, Harbinger of Fall

The bright yellow plumes of the Solidago species that wave gracefully along roadsides and in waste areas from July …

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Fall Lawn Care

With the heat of summer and the dog days of August upon us, now is the time to be …

hydrangea blooms


Hydrangeas are a favorite of many gardeners and I am no exception. I grow the bigleaf or mophead hydrangea …

lawn irrigation via sprinkler system

Summer Irrigation

If you may be like me and have been missed by many of the rain showers & thunderstorms, you …

Field grown tomato plant affected by southern blight

Southern Blight in Tomatoes

Today I would like to talk with you about Southern Blight of tomato and many home gardens right now …

home canned tomatoes

Preserving Fruits & Vegetables

Preserving fruits and vegetables is a great way to save money and provide healthy food for your family. If …

Red Imported Fire Ants on the ground

Red Imported Fire Ant

My first introduction to red imported fire ants was in Alabama a few years ago when I was attending …

Cover photo for Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles will be showing up in gardens soon. The adults emerge from the soil and like to feed …

Eastern Tent Caterpillar

Eastern Tent Caterpillar

Eastern tent caterpillars are common native insects that create silk webs or tents in the branch crotches of some …

Virginia Sweetspire

Virginia Sweetspire

Virginia Sweetspire, Itea virginica, is a native, deciduous to a semi-evergreen shrub that grows in the southeast along stream …

Lettuce planted in container

Container Gardening Made Easy

Now is the time for planting and sowing seeds in the garden! It’s also the perfect way to keep …

Okra growing on plant

Basics for Growing Okra

Okra is a garden staple in many vegetable gardens in the Piedmont. The first summer after I moved to …

Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

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