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