Gardens & Gardening

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Why Heirloom Tomatoes Taste Better

Find out why true tomato aficionados are only satisfied with heirlooms. Plus, grab a free heirloom tomato salad recipe!
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Maypop

Maypop

This native vine, with intricate flowers and pods that pop, grows in every county in the state.
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Rhododendron

Where to Find Rhododendron in Western NC

Explorers fell for it, enthusiasts still search for it, and communities rally around it. The rhododendron has been a symbol of the Blue Ridge for centuries, and every summer, it covers our hillsides with color.
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Gardening Tips for Early Summer: June 2013

Horticulture expert Toby Bost offers his gardening tips for early summer.
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Organic Gardening and Pest Control

Here are seven ways organic gardeners can manage pests without using chemicals.
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Bagworms

How to Prevent Bagworms

Bagworm eggs hatch near the end of May or the first week in June. Find out how to prevent bagworms from destroying your landscape.
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Roanoke’s Emerald

These formal gardens on the Outer Banks honor our English heritage.
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Sea Oats

Sea Oats

These native grasses are pretty accents and tough defenders.
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Grow Fresh Asparagus in Your Backyard Garden

Preparation is key when planting and harvesting this delicious spring crop.
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Eastern Sweet Shrub

Sweet Shrub

The smell is only the start of this plant’s story.
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