How Does Your Garden Grow?

Search for: NEWS How Does Your Garden Grow?   For years, The Pines at Davidson, an active retirement community established in 1988, offered garden plots for residents. In 2019, new construction replaced the gardens. Due to the extended construction projects and...

Yaupon Holly

Search for: GREEN AND GROWING Yaupon Holly ​   November is the time to buy and plant yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria). Yaupon is one of the most versatile native plants in use, having several cultivars that grow in a variety of useful habits, from small, dense...

Landscaping with Junipers

Search for: GREEN AND GROWING Landscaping with Junipers Junipers (Juniperus, spp.) are among the most versatile and hardiest landscape plants. This genus is represented by more than 50 species and hundreds of cultivated varieties, many of them native to the U.S. East...

Help! I’ve Got Ants

Search for: GREEN AND GROWING Help! I’ve Got Ants This may not be a bad thing. Ants are both predators and prey. They eat the eggs of many insect pests and serve as food for birds, lizards, and other beneficial critters. Their tunnels aerate the soil as much as...

Cankerworm Wars: Stand Down

Search for: GREEN AND GROWING Cankerworm Wars: Stand Down I am declaring victory in the ongoing war against the fall cankerworm. Residents of Mecklenburg county have fought this arboreal pest for twenty-five years. It seems that we can now rest until a new  ...