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August Garden Calendar

Landscape Plants & Trees in Flower: Crapemyrtle Rose-of-Sharon Hydrangeas Canna* Dahlia Trumpet Creeper* Liriope Black eyed Susan Cosmos Zinnias Lantana Hyssop/agastache* Tickseed/coreopsis Joe-pye weed *Cari’s Favorites Blanket flower Passion flower Phlox Sedums Asters Beauty berry* Purple coneflower Rattlesnake master* Passion flower Mountain mint* Daylilies Mountain laurel Goldenrod Galax* Fertilizing: Strawberries …

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Weed of the Week

Anyone see these really tall and slender weeds as you are driving around town? Or maybe you have some …

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Weed of the Week

This week’s weed is nominated by B. Harper! Spotted spurge (Euphorbia maculata) is a native weed to all parts …

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July Garden Calendar

Fertilizing We recommend giving landscape plants a second (last) feeding of fertilizer. Planting Begin your fall vegetable garden this month, planting …

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Weed of the Week

This week’s weed is carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata). I have been seeing a lot of this around lately in gardens …

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Weed of the Week

Since we missed some weed weeks, we will do three this week! Has anyone seen these guys climbing around? First off, …

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Weed of the Week

This week’s weed is Virginia copperleaf (Acalypha virginica L.) which is part of the spurge family. This upright summer …

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Weed of the Week

A weed for your Wednesday… This week’s weed is mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), a member of the Asteraceae/ daisy family. …

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Weed of the Week

This week’s weed is catchweed bedstraw (Galium aparine). Bedstraw is a prostrate (low and spreading) summer annual weed with …

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Tree Fruit Seminar

Come join us for a “peachy” seminar on how to grow tree fruit successfully here in North Carolina! NC …

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Alexander County Farmers Market

The Alexander County Farmers Market is starting back on Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 8 a.m.–noon! We will be located …

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Weed of the Week

This week’s weed is yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus). Yellow nutsedge is a perennial weed that can spread quickly into …

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Weed of the Week

Hello friendly folk! We are going to be doing a weed of the week series! Starting off this week …

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Pool Owners BEWARE!!

Two invasive insects have been found in neighboring states, the Asian longhorned beetle in South Carolina and the spotted lanternfly in Virginia. Oddly enough, both …

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Master Gardener Volunteer Class

Master Gardener℠ volunteer initial training prepares you to be a Master Gardener℠ volunteer. The course introduces a wide range …

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Small Farms Week

We are kick-starting our Small Farms Week Celebration with a canned food drive and submission of a farmer or …

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2021 Small Plant Sale

Each year we sell plants to support the different local programs that we provide to the county. Below is …

Pesticide Classes Available in February

N.C. Cooperative Extension-Alexander County Center will be offering two ONLINE Pesticide Classes. The Commercial Pesticide Class will be held on …

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