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January Garden Tasks In Transylvania Co.

Fertilizing •If you have them, add wood ashes to the vegetable garden, bulb beds and non-acid loving plants if the pH of the soil is below 6.0. Maximum amount to incorporate per y... — Updated 1/18/2021


Year Round Container Gardening Featured At Spring Symposium – Brevard NC

Growing and using flowers and herbs to create beautiful floral displays and add flair to the dining table was the focus of the 2016 Transylvania Extension Master Gardener Spring Symposium. Speakers included Hope Janowitz of New... — Updated 4/13/2016


Spring Planting? Consider Going Native – Brevard NC

For those of us who are anxious to get back to work in our gardens as soon as the holidays are over, the end of winter weather cannot come soon enough. And now that spring is officially here, it is finally time to head outside.... — Updated 3/23/2015


Taking A Liking To Beneficial Lichens

At the Transylvania Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Clinic on Wednesdays, clients regularly bring in samples of unhealthy-looking shrub and tree branches with greenish-grey scaly or hairy patches. Often times the client... — Updated 7/28/2014


Managing Winter Injury To Trees And Shrubs – Brevard NC

Whether you believe an extended weather forecast for Transylvania County that calls for a colder and drier winter, a warmer and wetter winter, or some other combination, the best way to reduce winter injury to trees and shrubs is... — Updated 11/18/2013


That's Voles With A 'V', Not Moles With An 'M' – Brevard NC

“The moles in my yard are killing my plants! How do I get rid of them?” After “what can I plant that deer won’t eat?” this is the most common question asked us by Transylvania County gardeners. You may have a mole or two... — Updated 7/15/2013


Warm Weather Should Bring Out The Bees

A burst of activity among ground-nesting bees in the piedmont means we will be seeing them in Transylvania County soon, according to Dr. Michael Waldvogel with the NCSU Department of Entomology. Warm temperatures and rain have... — Updated 3/19/2012


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