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Feb 10, 2022

Tips for Tidying Your Garden in Winter

Spending a little time tending your tools and your beds at the end of the fall garden season will help you be ready for early spring planting without the burden of carryover clean-up chores. 

Discover medicinal plants for your home garden in North Carolina and the Southeast.

Dec 18, 2021

Growing Medicinal Plants in the Home Garden

Herbs have been used in traditional medicine practices since prehistoric times. Today they're more popular than ever. Learn how to incorporate them into your home garden or landscape. 

A dog sniffing mushrooms that have grown in a backyard.

Nov 30, 2021

Why Mushrooms Grow In My Yard (Sometimes)

You may have noticed mushrooms popping up in your yard, almost like magic. We pull back the curtain to shed light on the fantastical world of fungi. 

Tomatoes on vines in a field during a bright summer day.

Sep 5, 2021

Selecting the Best Tomato Varieties for Your Garden

With more than 10,000 tomato varieties available, taking home the right tomato can be challenging. Learn how to pick a tomato variety that will survive and thrive in your home or garden! 

A cecropia caterpillar is attached to the underside of a partially eaten leaf.

Jun 26, 2021

North Carolina’s Very Hungry Caterpillars

North Carolina is home to nearly 3,000 caterpillar species, of which only about 3% are garden pests. Learn more about these baby butterflies and moths, and their ecological value. 

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 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. 

A potted vine plant is hanging near a window, where there's a light catcher in the shape of the sun

Feb 21, 2020

Refresh Your Home With Easy-to-Maintain Houseplants

Nothing freshens up your living space like a few well-placed houseplants! Watch and learn how to add charm and beauty to your home without breaking the bank. 

Overhead view of yellow fresh-cut flowers in a white vase

Jan 24, 2020

Keep Your Cut Flowers Fresh for Longer

There‚Äôs something about fresh flowers that makes any occasion or setting more special. Check out our expert tips that will help make your flowers last longer!