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Fire Ants

There’s nothing worse than sinking your fingers into your garden soil to plant a seedling, or pull up a …

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Rain Gardens

Rain gardens can have a significant impact on water quality in our communities. Studies have shown that as much …

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Houseplants Class

Do you want to gain more knowledge about common houseplants? N.C. Cooperative Extension of Scotland County can help! Learn …

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Asters: Beautiful Fall Color

Looking for a fall blooming plant? Look no further than Asters. There are several species that will grow well, …

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Gardening in Sandy Soils

“Love the place you live” is a great adage when you have the perfect gardening conditions. But, when you …

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It's Strawberry Pickin' Time

One of the rites of spring is picking and eating lush, ripe, delicious strawberries! Strawberries are a perennial, meaning they …

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Crepe Murder

Crepe Murder You see it every year in the spring, Crepe Murder. What is it, why do people do it …

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This Entomology Insect Note describes the western flower thrip, an insect pest of plants that …

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Managing the Twolined Spittlebug in the Home Landscape

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twolined spittlebug, an insect …

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Twospotted Spider Mites on Landscape Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of twospotted spider mites on ornamental …

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Twobanded Japanese Weevil

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twobanded Japanese weevil, an …

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Tea Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of tea scale, an insect pest …

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