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Mosquitos, Mosquito Control, Mosquitos and Water,

Pesky Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes are important pests because their irritating bites often interfere with outdoor activities and can transmit disease to people …

English Ivy Growing on Tree in the Winter, What is the Green Stuff Growing on my Tree, What is the green leaves on my tree, Ivy on Tree, Ivy Growing on Trees

English Ivy

When the leaves are off the trees in winter you can easily see all the English ivy vines growing …

Bouquet of Flowers, Valentines Day Gifts for Girlfriend, Valentines Day Gifts for Boyfriend, Valentines Day Gifts for Friends, Valentines Day Gifts for Friend Who Likes to Garden

Valentine’s Gifts for Gardeners

Flowers and candy are traditional gifts given as Valentine’s Day presents. Many gardeners appreciate both, but they might appreciate …

Christmas Tree Selection

How to Select a Christmas Tree

Not only does Union County send turkeys to the White House to be pardoned, this year the national Christmas …

Plants to Add to Landscape, Holly Fern, Christmas Fern, Ferns, Plants in Landscape

Christmas and Holly Ferns

In the spirit of the season I want to talk about 2 evergreen ferns that you might consider adding …

Fall Plant Sale, Fall Bulbs, Fall Planting, Perennials, Flowers, Gardening, Fall Gardening, Gardening in the Fall, Gardening in the South, Composting, Fall in NC, Charlotte Fall, Charlotte Gardening, Union County NC, North Carolina Gardening, Gardening in NC,

Fall Plant Sale

Fall is a busy time for families with many school and athletic events, festivals, and other events to attend. …

Bradford Pear Tree, Why are Bradford Pears Bad, Trees with Fishy Odor, Trees with Smelly Odor, Trees that Stink, Tree Stinks, Bradford Pear, Tree with White Flowers

Bradford Pear Exchange

The Bradford Pear became a popular ornamental plant for homeowners as it produces beautiful white flowers in the spring. …

Cleome Flower, Spider Flower, Flower in Garden, Gardens and Flowers, Flowers to Plant in Garden, Pretty Flowers to Grow in the Garden

The Spider Flower

Spider Flower (Cleome hasslerana) or Cleome is native to southeastern Brazil and Argentina making it a great plant for …

White Grub, Beetles, Japanese Beetle Grubs, White Larvae

Japanese Beetle Grubs in Turf

White grubs are the larvae of scarab beetles, which include the Japanese beetle. They are the grubs that I …

Garden Beds, How to Make a Garden Bed, Raised Garden Beds,

Summer Vegetables and Heat

The temperature has cooled somewhat, but we a have experienced the extreme heat of summer in the past few …

Privacy Screening, How to Make a Privacy Screen, Privacy Screen and Nature, What to Build to Hide Neighbors Yard, Hide Neighbors House

Vegetative Screening

Urban trees provide a lot of benefits to us where we live, work, and play. They clean the air …

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blueberry rows amended and mulched with wood chips

Blueberry Production for Local Sales and Small Pick-Your-Own Operators

Blueberries are a native North American fruit, and North Carolina is one of the largest …

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Tuliptree Aphid

This factsheet describes the biology of the tuliptree aphid, Illinoia liriodendri, and provides residential management …

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Blackgum Leafslug Sawfly, Caliroa nyssae

This factsheet describes the biology of the blackgum Leafslug Sawfly, Caliroa nyssae, and provides residential …

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Pearslug

This factsheet describes the biology of the pearslug, Caliroa cerasi, and provides residential management recommendations. …

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Butternut Woollyworm

This factsheet describes the biology of the butternut woollyworm, Eriocampa juglandis, and provides residential management …

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Hibiscus Sawfly

This factsheet describes the biology of the hibiscus sawfly, Atomacera decepta, and provides residential management …

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Macrodiplosis Gall Midges

This factsheet describes the biology of midges in the genus Macrodiplosis, which cause vein "pocket" …

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Maple Bladdergall Mite

This factsheet describes the biology of the maple bladder gall mite, Vasates quadripedes, and provides …

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