Thursday, March 27, 2014


Join the Extension Master Gardeners
for the next FREE WALKING TOUR
of the
 403 Government Circle, Greenville  MAP

Meet under the Shelter
in front of the Ag Center

April 3rd, THURSDAY

Starting at 10:00 AM

The April tour will include tips on
designing, planting and caring for container gardens.
 Questions? Call (252) 902-1709

Thursday, March 20, 2014


The Master Gardener Volunteers meet once a month to learn more about gardening and find out what upcoming opportunities are available to share their knowledge and talents with others.  Last month, they took a few minutes of the program to recognize members who recently received their certification, earned 5 and 10 year pins, and 500 and 1000 volunteer hours pins.  Applause!  Applause!
Photos by Rosanne Davis

A new Master Gardener Class will begin  September 9th.  
Click here for an application and more information:   

Thursday, March 13, 2014


This week the Master Gardener Volunteers got out their pruners and headed to the Rose Garden at the Arboretum.  This is what you will see, if you visit now:

Home Run Shrub Roses

All the others
Yes, not necessarily a pretty site.  However, come back to this blog (or visit the Arboretum) in a month or so to see the first blooms.   You're sure to be impressed by what we've got growing.
Here's a link to some helpful pruning tips:   WHEN TO PRUNE

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Just passing along a little gardening tidbit that you may find useful:

(According to the NCDC Chart - April 12 is the 10% chance of 32 degrees or probable last date of frost for Greenville, NC.  As always, watch your local weather forecasts. )

Friday, March 7, 2014


Danny Lauderdale and the Master Gardeners spent a recent morning (between rain, snow, ice, and cold weather) doing some late winter chores in the Arboretum gardens.  Pruning shrubs and grape vines, cutting back perennials, weeding, and turning compost kept them busy.  Of course, they always have time to smile for the camera!

Photos by Karen Dawkins                                                   

Don't forget to sign up for the 'Starting a Vegetable Garden' class to be held next Wednesday, March 12 from 10:00 AM to Noon.  Meet in the Pitt County Extension Office, but be prepared to go outside for hands-on demonstrations.  The class is free, but you need to call 902-1709 to register.

If you can't get to the class, this publication may help you get started with a spring garden: PLANTING GUIDE 

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Join Master Gardeners this Thursday, March 6 at 10:00 for a free, guided tour of the Arboretum. Along the way they will be teaching you some common Latin plant terms to help you decipher those plant tags and make better choices in plant selection.
The tour begins under the shelter in front of the Ag Center at 403 Government Circle.