Hello Piedmont Gardeners! What's green and growing in Mecklenburg County and the greater Charlotte, Piedmont North Carolina region. Find the Garden and Nature Calendar for outdoor happenings.....Gardener's Forum, HERE.
The Sustainable Living Series
The Sustainable Living series is a popular midweek, midday class at the Extension Office in Independence Park, Charlotte. Free parking.
Join us for classes. Mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/sustain
More sustainable class details here.
Advance register online here, at least 2 days before class starts
Find your sustainable way to learn more. Coming up:
Landscape Design Basics 12- 1:30 p.m. Sept 23
Cooking with HERBS 12- 1:30 p.m. Oct 7
Backyard Ecology 12- 1:30 p.m. Oct 28
Nature for the holidays 12- 1:30 p.m. Nov 16
Gardens and Lawns there's so many gardening tasks to do. For direction and advice... find the September Garden To Do List here
Or find your garden topic here:
Fruit, Herbs, Vegetables, Eat Healthy
Bulbs, Native Plants, Perennials, Winning Plants
Color, Principles, Theme Gardens, Xeriscapes
GREEN GARDENING PRACTICES
Biodiversity, Composting, Organics, Vermiculture
GARDEN CARE, How to
Beneficial Bugs, Soil Building, Living with Wildlife
Conifers, Pruning, Shrubs, Trees, Lawns
GARDENS AND GARDENING BOOK Reviews
The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) is a nationwide call to action to preserve and create gardens and landscapes that help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across America. We will move millions of individuals, kids and families outdoors and make a connection between pollinators and the healthy food people eat.
Got Garden, Lawn, or Growing Questions? Get Answers! Master Gardeners are on call. (phone or email) the Horticulture HELP Desk at 704-336-4011. Contact us here.
Grow Perennial Herbs
Growing herbs is much less demanding than growing vegetables. It doesn’t take a Master Gardener to grow herbs; the amateur gardener can grow herbs successfully by following a few simple rules. Easy to follow HERB Rules
Find also: Drought Tolerant HERBS
Figs: The First Domesticated Crop Plant Belongs In Every Piedmont Landscape Even with its tendency to horticultural excess, an edible fig, Ficus carica belongs in every Carolina Piedmont landscape. Not only are figs indestructible, perfect for suburban brown thumbs yearning for a green success story, they also provide a tasty crop for the gardener (or at least for the birds). Find here: There are dozens of fig varieties, but three stand out for our area.
Pick Daily? You want these OKRA recipes!
During the high-sun of summer, okra will produce pods frequently and can easily be harvested every other day. Regular picking increases yield. Completely separate from the pods and the leaves, okra produces beautiful yellow flowers that open in the morning and close again at night. RECIPES for Okra - A Versatile Southern Vegetable