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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers

Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers (EMGVs) have been leaders in this internationally acclaimed program, guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their landscapes. Trained by North Carolina State University faculty and staff, EMGVs provide research-based information about gardening and environmental stewardship to individuals and communities across the state. EMGVs engage the community through education and outreach on a wide variety of subjects and through a broad spectrum of projects, all designed to maximize their impact.

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American Holly Chimera

Yellow-fruited American hollies (Ilex opaca) are not uncommon in the nursery trade. We have a nice one here on …

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Algal Leaf Spot

January is a good time to inspect southern magnolias (Magnolia grandiflora) for the presence of algal leaf spot. According …

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Southern Magnolia Leaf Variation

The presence or absence of pubescence (trichomes) on foliage, and their appearance, can be significant plant identification features. However, for …

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Parrotfeather or Proserpinaca?

Parrotfeather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) is an aggressive non-native aquatic weed, most commonly found in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. Extensive …

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Edibles for the Winter Landscape

Our Master Gardener℠ volunteers in Craven County have added some nice color to the entrance of the Craven County …

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Do Ginkgo Trees Produce Fruit?

Ginkgo trees (Ginkgo biloba) produce something that certainly looks like a fruit, but these trees are actually gymnosperms. Gymnosperms …