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A row of flower pots hanging from the ceiling of a commercial greenhouse operated by Rockwell Farms, with hundreds of colorful flowers arranged in columns on the ground, all waiting to be transported and sold at local retailers across North Carolina.

Jun 1, 2022

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue… Farmers Grow Flowers Too!

Have you ever wondered where all of the beautiful plants and flowers we purchase come from? Go behind-the-scenes and explore the roots of one of the largest ornamentals industries in the nation. 

Orange leaves on a Japanese maple tree branch

Sep 14, 2020

Growing Japanese Maples

Despite their delicate appearance, Japanese maples are surprisingly easy to grow. Learn how to add brilliant color to your landscape. 

A close-up view of a garden mosquito on a person's arm.

Aug 14, 2020

Treating for Mosquitoes While Protecting Pollinators

Mosquitoes are a real pain, but is it possible to keep them at bay while protecting pollinators? Learn how to keep pollinators safe while keeping mosquitoes away in this episode. 

A young girl holds a wooden bowl with greens and flowers.

May 7, 2020

Foraging for Backyard Edibles

Did you know that you can eat some of the plants in your yard? Join Travis Birdsell in this episode of In the Garden to learn which backyard plants you can use to make a fresh spring salad. 

Photo of the underside of a fern frond

Apr 17, 2020

Ferns in the Home Landscape

Looking for the best plants for shade? Hearty, shade tolerant ferns offer a fabulous fix for a common garden challenge. 

Oct 11, 2019

Growing Bright and Beautiful Daylilies

Daylilies are popular perennial flowers known for their vivid colors. They’re resilient, easy to grow and will brighten any garden bed — lets get started! 

A smiling woman examines soil up close in her hands while gardening.

Apr 22, 2019

How to Become a Master Gardener Volunteer

Volunteers in the NC State Extension Master Gardener program help provide home gardeners with science-based gardening solutions. Learn how you can get involved! 

Baptisia growing in a garden

Mar 14, 2019

How to Grow Baptisia in Your Garden

Baptisia is a colorful flowering, native North Carolina plant that's easy to grow and deer resistant. Learn how to add some color to your garden! 

Materials used for composting, including a rain barrel, pitchfork and leftover produce, are collected together

Jan 17, 2019

Getting Started With Backyard Composting

Composting is a natural way of recycling organic material like vegetables, leaves and egg shells into a rich soil. Dig in to learn more! 

Russet potatoes from the North Carolina State Farmers Market

Nov 30, 2018

Growing Potatoes in Your Home Garden

NC State Extension Area Agent and Environmental Educator Bill Lord explains how to grow potatoes in your garden.