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July 4, 2020

Farm & Garden

Latest Farm & Garden

Darrell Blackwelder: Mud daubers build their nests in the summer

If you live anywhere near water — a lake, pond, or creek — you’re probably going to have cylinders of mud pipes from mud daubers ... Read more

6 days ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Darrell Blackwelder column: Cow-itch vine

There is a colorful vine showing out now with colorful orange blooms across Rowan County. The trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans) is now visible along roadways, fences, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Blackwelder column: Brown patch

The unseasonably cool weather and abundant rains in April and May provided perfect growing conditions for fescue. Unfortunately, once warmer temperatures arrive, so do foliar ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Blackwelder column: Powdery mildew is a common disease

My neighbors noticed something a little different on their shrubs this past week. There were powdery white splotches on the leaves and stems of their ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Watts column: Guarding poultry from predators

By Morgan Watts For the Salisbury Post Every year, I try to recap and talk about predators in poultry. Use this as a reminder when ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Magnolias in full bloom at Hurley Park

By Danelle Cutting For the Salisbury Post Even though we have had a lot of rain, we are still getting blooming and beautiful flowers at ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Danelle Cutting.

Darrell Blackwelder: The catalpa is an unusual tree

There is a very unusual tree blooming along North Main Street in Salisbury. It has very long cascading blooms with very large leaves. This rather ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Tips for growing healthy tomato plants

By Michael Fine For the Salisbury Post Spring has presented some obstacles for tomato crops across the central piedmont of North Carolina. Warm temperatures at ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Most light pruning can be done year-round

By Darrell Blackwelder For the Salisbury Post Pruning is generally a major topic of conversation among home gardeners regardless of the season. Everyone seems to ... Read more

1 month ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Darrell Blackwelder: Evening primrose

There is a rather attractive flowering plant with yellow flowers growing on the side of a lawn down the street. My first thought was, “Is ... Read more

1 month ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Hurley Park Q&A

Times have been tough for everyone during this pandemic. Even through everything, Hurley Park has been grateful to provide a brief and relaxing respite for ... Read more

2 months ago by Danelle Cutting.

Watts: Getting started with baby chicks

By Morgan Watts For the Salisbury Post A few weeks ago, I wrote about what to do when you first bring home baby chicks. Now ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Lifestyles.

Blackwelder column: It’s getting too warm for winter annuals

With summer weather arriving, pansies and other winter annuals are beginning to fail. Even though the plants may still look beautiful, it is time to ... Read more

2 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Home & Garden Q&A: Applying fertilizer, controlling poison oak

The weather has been perfect over the past few weeks to work outdoors and many have questions about their lawns and landscapes. Below are a ... Read more

2 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Darrell Blackwelder: Peonies

You may have noticed fluffy, colorful flowers in the landscapes around the county. Peonies are now in full bloom with large, colorful flowers. Once planted ... Read more

2 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Some basics if you want to raise chicks

By Morgan Watts N.C. Cooperative Extension One of the hottest commodities right now is chickens. If you talk to the feed stores in the county, ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Lifestyles.

Darrell Blackwelder: Camellia leaf gall is a fungus, but causes little damage

By Darrell Blackwelder For the Salisbury Post There was something a little strange about the camellia sasanqua in our landscape this week. The leaves were ... Read more

2 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Start small if you’re gardening for first time

By Amy-Lynn Albertson Rowan County Extension Director Spring is here, and we have to stay home, so now is a great time to start a ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Lifestyles.

Gardening in the time of coronavirus: Start small if this is your first time

By Amy-Lynn Albertson Rowan County Extension Director Spring is here, and we have to stay home, so now is a great time to start a ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Lifestyles.

Some basics if you want to raise chicks

By Morgan Watts N.C. Cooperative Extension One of the hottest commodities right now is chickens. If you talk to the feed stores in the county, ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Lifestyles.

Darrell Blackwelder: Cedar apple rust

I got an email last week with a couple of photos about cedar trees. The trees had some kind of orange slimy growth and the ... Read more

3 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Danelle Cutting: Gardening activities for the entire family

By Danelle Cutting For the Salisbury Post With all that is going on in the world today, everyone is trying to do their part. In ... Read more

3 months ago by Danelle Cutting.

Home and garden Q&A: Controlling caterpillars, ivy

Many are working outdoors in our beautiful spring weather while homebound. Retail garden shops and outlets are bustling with those choosing to take advantage of ... Read more

3 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

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

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

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