Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
We are excited that great interest has been shown for the 2017 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program. We look forward to graduating a great group of new trainees in the Spring! Applications are accepted all year. The Extension Master Gardener Program is a volunteer program with the primary purpose of sharing safe, effective, and sustainable gardening practices with the community. If you have a strong desire to share your time and gardening knowledge with others in our community, you are a good candidate for the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program. Learn more here...
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Vegetable Love in Winter by Don Boekelheide With Charlotte’s 280-day growing season, it’s a relief to take a break and mull over the months past and the months ahead. Now is a good time to settle down in front of the fireplace with a nice hot cup of coffee, a big pile of garden catalogs, and a head full of horticultural dreams. Visit my Notes for the Edible Landscape gardening tips. ...read more Related topics Edible Gardens, Let Us Eat Lettuce,
Native Plants with Winter Interest in the Demonstration Gardens by Debbie Blystone, EMGV Winter brings its own special beauty to a garden with just a little effort on the part of the garden designer. When the annuals have been pulled and the perennials have been cut back to the ground the “bones” of the garden take over and put on a show of their own. Evergreen plants provide many shades of color, ranging from solid greens to blue tones, and from deep and mysterious to pale and luminescent. Berries of all hues provide a beautiful accent and attract birds and mammals, which entertain us...read on Related: Native plants
What to do with all those LEAVES? by Debbie Moore Clark, EMGV
Leaves, leaves, everywhere! Charlotte, North Carolina, is a city of beautiful trees, many deciduous, which shed their leaves each year. Autumn is the primary time for deciduous trees like maples, poplars, and many of the oaks and elms to shed their leaves, although it can happen at other times also. Before you throw your hands up in despair, here are a few suggestions for what you might do with all those leaves blowing about in your yard this fall...read more Related: Compost Happens
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Events Coming Up
Extension Master Gardener training program January 2017
Garden, Lawn, or Growing Questions?
Master Gardeners are on call - by phone or email on the Horticulture HELP Desk at 704-336-4011.
Got a GROWING concern? Ask us here.
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