Arrive early with your plant wish list this Saturday morning.
A Spring Stroll at Freedom or Indy Park Your fun, casual walk in the Demonstration Gardens just got a little educational boost! See something wonderful? - plant, trees, shrub - that you'd like to know more about maybe even grow? aim your scan for a QR quick response on these signs and find the plant details right away. Your smart phone takes you directly (with no ads, no re-directs) to information about "this plant" at NCSU plants.ces.ncsu.edu/ . A terrific resource site for plant details.
The Master Gardener PLANT SALE is this Saturday morning, April 30 at Yorkmont Farmers Market and Matthews Community Farmers Market. Now is the time to add to your must-have list of plants, flowers, shrubs. Try new vegetables that are not commonly offered. Make great additions to your edible garden landscape. Bring your garden questions and Ask A Master Gardener.
Spider Azalea: You want different? You got it! Rhododendron linearifolium is anything but your garden variety rhodo. With fascinatingly willowy, fuzzy olive-green leaves, it really wouldn’t matter if this semi-evergreen shrub never bloomed.... by Andrea Sprott EMGVE
Winter Daphne is a fabulous shrub, often called an aristocrat in the plant world due to its many superior characteristics. First and foremost, it blooms in winter. by Maureen McCracken EMGV
Camellia japonicas are often blooming when little else is happening in the typical gardener’s landscape. Most flower late winter until early spring. Compared to other camellias, they tend to have larger leaves and blooms, and their shape tends to be....
More in Camellia Primer by Tom Nunnenkamp EMGV, photo Margaret Genkins EMGV
Join us for Extension Master Gardener 2016 Education & Events to find EMGVs answering gardening questions and presenting programs. We are happy to talk gardening in person with YOU at one of our many community events. Find your gardening topic, a workshop, class or program event and visit: The Sustainable Living Series, The Southern Spring Home and Garden Show in the Garden Showcase, Spring Fling at the Charlotte Nature Museum, "Come for Talk, Stay for a Walk" at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, The Davidson Farmers Market, The Matthews Community Farmers Market, The Winghaven Plant Sale, The Reedy Creek Hummingbird Festival and Festival in the Park. Also presenting programs at regional libraries, parks, community and religious centers and garden clubs.
The Extension Gardener newsletter is here! read all about blueberries, small gardens, mushroom growing and more on gardening in the Piedmont NC.
The North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook new release by Don Boekelheide and Lucy Bradley
Collard Greens & Common Ground
Got Garden, Lawn, or Growing Questions? Get Answers! Master Gardeners are on call. (by phone or email) On the Horticulture HELP Desk at 704-336-4011. Contact EMGVs at the Horticulture Help desk at 336-4011 or by email. If you Got a GROWING concern? Ask us here. Or, if you'd like to invite EMGVs to speak or appear at your event? Request here. Like to know more about ALL gardening and nature events/programs in the region? Stay up on all that beautiful, green Mecklenburg region offers in the Gardener's Forum blog.