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Blackwelder column: Dr. Koontz has passion for orchids

When pediatrician Dr. Wayne Koontz is not caring for children, he’s busy at home taking care of his other responsibly, a vast orchid collection and ... Read more

1 week ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Darrell Blackwelder: Dandelion: It’s a menace. It’s a menu item. It’s both!

Many of our lawns and landscapes in our area are inundated with a broadleaf weed that never seems to die. Dandelion is a perennial found ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

At-home 4-H opportunities during COVID-19

By Laura Allen 4-H Agent With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, students and parents alike are now at home around the clock. Yes, there’s schoolwork ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Helping your kids start a garden will manage coronavirus impact

By Francis Koster Ed. D. For the Salisbury Post If you look at a map of the six states that have now closed all their ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Francis Koster.

With warmer weather, it’s mowing season

Fescue lawns are becoming lush and green with warmer spring weather, providing a much-needed green backdrop to the landscape. Mowing will quickly be a weekly ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Darrell Blackwelder: Clay soil is not a lost cause

A major misconception about clay soils that they’re poor and non-productive. Tight clay soils are difficult to manage; but, with proper modification these soils can ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Corrells named Outstanding Conservation Farm Family of the year

By Kelli Isenhour  Education Coordinator, Rowan County Soil and water Conservation District The first time I visited the Correll Farm, we were greeted by a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

National Nutrition Month encourages eating right

By Toi Degree Rowan Cooperative Extension March is National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates this annually. As part of their campaign, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Darrell Blackwelder: Mow your Liriope now for healthy new growth

Liriope, monkey grass or border grass is one of the most underutilized landscape plant materials. Mostly used as a border, redefining its use may create ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Celebrate spring at Hurley Park April 5

SALISBURY — The weather may not be able to make up its mind on winter or spring, but I can tell you one thing for ... Read more

1 month ago by Danelle Cutting.

Upcoming: Equine workshop and pullet project

By Morgan Watts Rowan Cooperative Extension Join us for an evening of learning about the basics of equine nutrition and pasture management on March 31 ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Darrell Blackwelder: What your hydrangea wants you to know about pruning

Your hydrangeas may have been killed back during freezing weather earlier this winter. Let’s hope not! Many ask when is the best time to cut ... Read more

1 month ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Pruning questions come as soon as weather changes

When I’m out and about, pruning advice seems to be the most recurring inquiry from many homeowners. It’s the change of seasons or weather conditions ... Read more

1 month ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Send your child to 4-H Camp this summer

By Laura Allen Rowan County 4-H Agent Does your child love horseback riding, archery, swimming, arts and crafts, rock/wall climbing, ropes courses, canoeing, nature exploration, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Darrell Blackwelder: Now is a good time to fertilize cool season fescue lawns

After dodging snow and thunderstorms, now is a good time to fertilize cool season fescue lawns. Turf specialists recommend one pound of actual nitrogen per ... Read more

1 month ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

New Lunch and Learn sessions rolling in April 21

By Toi Degree Rowan Cooperative Extension Service There is a lot going on here at North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Rowan County Center. As family and ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Lifestyles.

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show returns in February

CHARLOTTE — The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show, the largest show of its kind in the South, will return Feb. 28-March 1 and March ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Lifestyles.

Pruning for plants with fruit in mind

By Michael O. Fine Rowan Cooperative Extension Landscaping your outdoor living space with perennial, fruit bearing plants can offer years of tasteful excitement that one ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Lifestyles.

Eat heart healthy during heart month

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypostcom While we’re thinking about hearts — having just celebrated Valentine’s Day — let’s talk about heart healthy, because February is ... Read more

2 months ago by Deirdre Smith.

Darrell Blackwelder: Act now to control chickweed and crabgrass

The only thing predicable about our weather is that it’s always unpredictable. Erratic temperature fluctuations and excessive rainfall have created problems with our lawn care ... Read more

2 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Native plants for the home landscape seminar at Agriculture Center

By Amy-Lynn Albertson Rowan County Extension Director The Rowan County Master Gardener Volunteers are hosting a seminar on “Native Plants for Home Landscape” on Tuesday, ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

How does weather affect the park?

SALISBURY — Weather can be fickle, and this winter hasn’t been much of a winter. We are already starting to see a few buds swelling, ... Read more

2 months ago by Danelle Cutting.

Darrell Blackwelder: Hellebores for winter interest

Many daffodil plantings are blooming much earlier this spring because of our unusual warm weather; however, there are other landscape materials providing non-traditional blooms for ... Read more

2 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

EPA says RoundUp has little risk

People have stopped and asked me about the use of Roundup because of the continuous television commercials. Below is updated information on the use of ... Read more

2 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Darrell Blackwelder: What’s new for landscapes

Nurserymen, landscapers, lawn care specialists and other allied landscape professionals converged in Greensboro last week for a time of horticultural education and displays of plant ... Read more

2 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

It’s not too early to think about pastures and hay fields

By Morgan Watts Rowan Cooperative Extension With it being February and the weather being warm, I am getting multiple calls about fertilizing pastures and hay ... Read more

2 months ago by Deirdre Smith.

Darrell Blackwelder: Helping the birds through winter

Cold weather is difficult for most everything outdoors, including our birds. Freezing temperatures greatly reduce song birds and other wildlife’s chance of survival. The key ... Read more

2 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

NC Agritunity 2020 conference held in Statesville on Feb. 8

By Michael O. Fine Rowan Cooperative Extension Calling all land managers, agricultural enthusiasts, farmers, ranchers and backyard gardeners: NC Agritunity, an annual educational conference and ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

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