Friday, October 12, 2018

CLICK ON RED HIGHLIGHTED WORDS IN POSTS TO VIEW LINK. 

NCSU has been updating their online resources.  Most of our links go to their researched information.
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  We are working on fixing outdated links as we become aware of them and apologize if you are led to a defunct site.

MID-OCTOBER BLOOMS

Photos by M. Shugart

TopCallicarpa americana (Purple Beautyberry), Erigeron annuus (Annual Fleabane), Pentas lanceolata
MiddleChasmanthium latifolium (Northern Sea Oats), Salvia guaranitica 'Black & Blue' Sage, Muhlenbergia capillaris (Muhly Grass)
Bottom: Catharanthus roseus  (Madagascar Periwinkle), Ilex verticillata (Winterberry),  Bidens aristosa (Tickseed)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

FREIGHT FARM at ECU

A group of Master Gardener Volunteers and our Extension Agent, Eric Derstine, visited the ECU Campus to learn about the Freight Farm which grows lettuce in a shipping container.  The lettuce is used in the campus dining hall.  Skip Allen, Nutrition Manager at ECU (including managing the Freight Farm), led the tour.  It is an amazing operation.  You can read about the process here:  Sustainable Campus Dining

Photos by M. Shugart

Thursday, October 4, 2018

CARING FOR YOUR ROSES THIS FALL

Photos by M. Shugart
The roses at the Arboretum are showing off their Autumn colors.  The Rose Curators and Crew were out this week deadheading the faded blooms as needed.

If you need some tips on getting your roses ready for Winter, click HERE.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

FALL FOLIAGE MAP

If you are interested in taking a fall colors tours, check out this link to see where and when the peak colors are expected:



Thursday, September 20, 2018

FALL NEWSLETTER

The Fall Edition of Extension Gardener is ready for viewing.  Be sure to read about the Pitt County Arboretum's Herb Spiral on page 2!

FALL COASTAL EDITION



Tuesday, September 11, 2018

PreFlorence Blooms

We don't know the path of this storm, but while we can let's enjoy what is blooming at the Arboretum now.

  1. Gaillardia aristata Blanket Flower (Wildflower Garden)
  2. Dianthus chinensis Pinks  (Island by Wildflowers)
  3. Callicarpa americana American Beautybush (Landscape for Wet Sites)
  4. Budellia davidii Butterfly Bush (CPP Area)
  5. Phlox paniculata 'Sweet Summer Dream' (Butterfly Garden)


(6, 7 & 8 from Children's Garden)
   6.  Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'
   7.  Salvia guaranitica 'Black & Blue' Sage
   8.  Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba' Crape Myrtle
   9.  Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' Rough Goldenrod (Butterfly Garden)
 10. Liriope muscari Lily Turf (Ag Center Beds)
Photos by J. Debs