From its greenhouses and farm in Rougemont, Hoffman Nursery sells ornamental and native grass liners — or starter plants — wholesale to customers all across the United States and Canada. But when the company’s owners need solutions to production problems, they frequently look much closer to home — to the agricultural research and Extension experts at N.C. State University.
N.C. Cooperative Extension is incorporating environment-protecting practices on the site of its 3-year-old center in Currituck County.
The N.C. State University-produced show In the Garden with Bryce Lane has won a regional EMMY® Award. The production team received the award in Nashville, Tenn., at the 25th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards.
Eleven years ago, North Carolina Cooperative Extension launched the newsletter Extension’s Successful Gardener to address the high demand for gardening information across the state. Founding editor Leah Chester-Davis has joined with team member, Extension agent and acclaimed garden-book author Toby Bost to produce a book with some of the newsletter’s best material.
The annual North Carolina Turfgrass Short Course is Feb. 14-18 at the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
Plants with silvery leaves and pale blooms can make your garden glow on winter nights. Find out more about “Plants That Shine After Dark” in the winter issue of Extension Gardener e-newsletter.
The N.C. State University-produced show In the Garden with Bryce Lane has been nominated for a regional EMMY® Award. Bryce Lane, host and instructor in N.C. State’s Horticultural Science Department, brings more than 28 years of teaching experience to television.
Dr. Helen Kraus and Anne Spafford have won the Gold Award for Best Technical Gardening Book, given by the Garden Writers Association for their book ‘Rain Gardening in the South.’
The flower and gardens area of the N.C. State Fair is the go-to oasis for fairgoers seeking a break from the crowds, noise and food-based-on-a-dare. It is now also the site of the latest creation of students in Prof. Will Hooker’s small-scale landscape design studio.
Visitors to the N.C. State Fair’s Green NC exhibit can learn how to start a home worm bin at a booth created by N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.