Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CLICK ON RED HIGHLIGHTED WORDS IN POSTS TO VIEW LINK. 

NCSU has been updating their website.  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  We are working on fixing outdated links as we become aware of them and apologize if you are led to a defunct site.

BECOME AN EXTENSION MASTER GARDENER

A new class will be beginning August 15, 2017.  Deadline to apply is fast approaching - July 25th!  Click on this link for all the information:




EGGPLANT

 We are growing two types of eggplant in the Vegetable Garden at the Arboretum.  Eggplant love hot weather and these are producing a bunch of fruit (which is donated to local food banks).  Check out this publication for more growing information (NOTE:  It talks about growing it by the acre, but the care facts are still the same for growing it in your home garden!)

 


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

JULY GARDEN MAINTENANCE

Hemerocalis 'Hal's Pink' Daylily

Gardeners can never rest!  This link will take you to a blog to follow for Southeastern gardeners.   The writer has listed some chores to keep you busy this month.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

TOMATO PROBLEMS

You might be picking some beautiful tomatoes from your garden about now.  Or you might be puzzled by a plant that is seemingly healthy one day, and wilted the next. What could be wrong?  This is what happened to 2 of our plants in the Arboretum's Vegetable Garden.  You can see (at the right) it is loaded with fruit, but the foliage is dying.  If you are having problems, check out this link with descriptions and pictures of common tomato problems. The list may seem long and daunting, but prevention and treatment information is also given.  And all is good when you bite into that homegrown tomato sandwich!






Saturday, July 1, 2017

WHAT'S IN BLOOM

 This is a small sampling of what you will see at the Arboretum this week.  Take some time during the long holiday weekend to come out and see all the rest!  There is plenty of shade and several benches throughout the Arboretum.  The building will be closed on July 4th.


1. (Butterfly Garden) Cielo estrellado  'Winston Churchill' Daisy
2. (Perennial Border) Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldstrum' Black-eyed Susan
3. (Perennial Border) Echinacea 'Sunrise' Big Sky Coneflower
4. (Butterfly Garden) Lantana camara 'Miss Huff'
5. (Herb Garden) Cymbopogon flexuosus East Indian Lemon Grass
6. (CPP Area) Hibiscus syriacus Rose of Sharon
7. (CPP Area) Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea Redleaf Barberry
8. (CPP Area) Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea' Japanese Barberry
9. (Butterfly) Eupatorium dupium 'Baby Joe' Dwarf Joe Pye Weed
10. (Wet Site) Tradiscantia pallida 'Pale Plum' Wandering Joe

Photos by H. Wilson

Monday, June 19, 2017