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GREEN AND GROWING

Starry, Starry Lawns

    GREEN AND GROWING There was time, before chemical lawn treatments became the norm, when lawns throughout North Carolina were decorated with white to dark blue flowers. They belong to the Spring star flower, ipheion uniflorum. Our predecessors planted these small...

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Spring is Here!

    GREEN AND GROWING Spring is here. The weather, the flowers, the birds, and above all, the itchy feeling in the palms of gardeners’ hands tells us so, regardless of the date of the equinox or last frost. This winter’s persistent rain has forced most gardeners to...

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The Davidson College Arboretum: A Time Line

    GREEN AND GROWING 1869 – Early fathers of Davidson College envisioned that the campus would be a place to preserve local trees and woody plants. In June 1869, the Report of the Faculty to the Board of Trustees proposed “to make the Campus in its contents...

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Cankerworm Update

    GREEN AND GROWING My friends in the various gardening circuits in which I orbit have all been asking the same question: What happened to the cankerworms? I observed almost no adult moths in my Tanglefoot® bands this year. Nor did I see or feel the little...

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Rain Gardens

    GREEN AND GROWING Rain is a free but fickle gift to the garden. It falls when it will and in unforeseeable quantities. Too much rain creates damaging runoff; too little rainfall may destroy a garden. The rain garden addresses these problems by drawing in...

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