Friday, September 15, 2017

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Therefore, some of our older links no longer work.  We are working on fixing outdated links as we become aware of them and apologize if you are led to a defunct site.

HARVESTING MUSCADINES

Last week over 60 pounds of muscadine grapes were harvested from the Small Fruit Garden at the Arboretum.  We grow several varieties:
*Nesbitts - a black colored grape 
*Carlos - bronze colored and the leading variety grown in NC
*Higgins - pink/bronze colored
*Hunt - dark purple colored

Thirteen pounds were divided into 26 eight-ounce cups and delivered to the Winterville Manor, a resident care  home for indigent citizens.  The remainder was donated to the St Paul's Food Pantry.  The harvesting is expected to continue for several more weeks.




Interested in growing your own? 
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Friday, September 8, 2017

A WORKING GUEST AT THE ARBORETUM

Master Gardener Volunteer Suzanne G. spotted this busy Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly collecting nectar from the Salvia leucantha (Mexican Bush Sage) growing in our Butterfly Garden.  This salvia is a late summer/early fall bloomer that attracts many pollinators this time of year.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS SALVIA BY CLICKING HERE.

Photo by S. Gray

Thursday, September 7, 2017

LATE SUMMER BLOOMS

Here are some plants you will see in bloom at the Arboretum this week.

Photo by S. Gray

TOP:
BUTTERFLY GARDEN
1. Solidago rugosa (Rough Goldenrod)
2. Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon)
ROSE GARDEN
3. Rosa 'Radbrite' Climbing Rose
PLANTS FOR WET SITES
4. Hedychium 'Dr. Moy' (Ginger Lily)
5. Tradescantia pallida (Wandering Jew)

BOTTOM:
HERB GARDEN
6. Allium tuberosum (Garlic Chives)
AG CENTER 
7. Liriope muscari (Lily Turf)
8. Hemerocallis sp. (Daylily)
CHILDREN'S GARDEN
9. Sedum spectable 'Autumn Joy'
10. Canna 'Bengal Tiger' (Canna Lily)



Sunday, September 3, 2017

LATE SUMMER HUMOR



(SOURCE: #finegardening, #jtgardens)

Friday, August 25, 2017

FALL EXTENSION NEWSLETTER

Read some gardening tips and information specific to our area.  These newsletters are published quarterly and geared to the growing conditions for us in the Coastal Plains.


Monday, August 21, 2017

THE TOTAL ECLIPSE & YOUR GARDEN

Watch & Report.  Read this brief article about what to look for.

Have fun and protect those eyes!