Gardens & Gardening

Southern Heritage Apple Orchard, Pinnacle, North Carolina

A Fruitful Garden

Thinking about adding an apple tree to your garden this year? Learn more about old-fashioned apple varieties that once flourished in North Carolina at the Southern Heritage Apple Orchard in Pinnacle.
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In the Garden with Our State (January 2012)

Though winter is in full swing, a warmer-than-normal afternoon calls for spending time outside. During the dormant season, take a good look at your yard and garden and begin planning for the season to come.
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Christmas Tree Tips

Need a hand choosing your Christmas tree this year? These helpful tree-picking tips come from the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association. Download, print, and take them with you as you select the perfect tree.
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Deep Green Thinkers

A North Carolina State University researcher and his team tinker, experiment, and travel the world to ensure the health of the state’s Fraser fir harvest.
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Green Thumb Gift Ideas

This year, let Santa deliver a few garden-inspired gifts for the green thumb on your Christmas list.
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In the Garden with Our State (December 2011)

With the arrival of the busy holiday season and much cooler weather, time spent in the garden may be hard to come by. These winter tips will help set the stage for a successful spring.
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Follow His Lead

Allen de Hart began hiking at age 5, and his journeys tally more than 57,000 miles. But he always returns home to Louisburg, where he invites others to join him in his backyard garden.
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Big Pumpkins, Blue Ribbons

Online gardening contributor Toby Bost makes a visit to the Dixie Classic Fair. As the big pumpkins are loaded onto the scales, he’s reminded of his own attempt at winning a blue ribbon.
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In the Garden with Our State (November 2011)

Autumn is here, and your garden still needs special care. Follow these tips to keep your garden and lawn healthy during the autumn climate changes.
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In the Garden with Our State (October 2011)

Early fall is the ideal time to assess your lawn’s condition and prepare your landscape to withstand winter and flourish in the spring.
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