Saturday, September 27, 2014

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ARBORETUM TOUR

GLORIOUS GRASSES
&
FABULOUS FALL FLOWERS
Pink Muhly Grass at Pitt County Arboretum
 
Join the Master Gardener Volunteers
for a FREE WALKING TOUR
of the
Pitt County Arboretum
403 Government Circle, Greenville

THURSDAY, October 2nd
Starting at 10:00 AM
Meet under the Shelter in Front of the Ag Center

October's tour will focus on
Ornamental Grasses & Fall Blooming Flowers
Tours last about 1 1/2 hours and are held
RAIN OR SHINE!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

FALL VEGETABLES

With the help of the new Master Gardener Class, several rows of cabbage, broccoli, and onions were planted this week in the Vegetable Garden.  The remaining beds will be planted with a cover crop of crimson clover next month.

Friday, September 19, 2014

QR CODES

When you are doing a self-guided tour of the Arboretum, you will find educational signs along the way.  Each sign will give you a brief summary relating to the garden it is placed in.  For instance, the Butterfly Garden sign shows steps to create your own Butterfly Garden as well as pictures of common butterflies found in Pitt County.  The Herb Garden sign gives you tips on how to successfully grow herbs in our climate and displays examples of annual and perennial herbs to try.  Two new signs are being installed soon to bring the total number to 13.   Something new has been added to all of our educational signs at the Arboretum:  QR CODES.  Just scan the code with your smartphone for links to more gardening aids.  This code below is the link to the Pitt County Arboretum site.

Friday, September 12, 2014

FRUITS ARE RIPENING

In our Small Fruit Garden we are growing several fruit trees.  Picking fruit from your own garden can be rewarding.  However, fruit trees require more care than ornamental trees.  Proper pruning, fertilizing, pollination, knowing which insects and diseases to watch out for are some of the chores that need to be tending to.  A good start before planting would be to read:

'Fuyo' Japanese Persimmon

Pomegranate

Brown Turkey Fig

Saturday, September 6, 2014

UPDATE ON VERTICAL PALLET GARDEN

Back in the spring the Master Gardeners presented a class to demonstrate how to recycle an old pallet into a vertical garden.   Here is an update photo.  As was emphasized in the class this was an experiment.  Some plants have done well (the herbs, ornamental pepper, grasses, sedums).  Other plants have either failed or just not done as well as hoped (dianthus, scutellaria, calibrachoa).  Some of the plant failures were due to other plant successes:  growing so big and shading out their neighbors.  The herbs were especially vigorous and needed regular shearing.  Fall into winter plantings are now being considered.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

FALL VEGETABLES



Join the Extension Master Gardeners

for the next FREE WALKING TOUR

of the

PITT COUNTY ARBORETUM
and learn about planting a fall vegetable garden



Meet under the Shelter in front
of the Ag Center.
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SEPTEMBER 4th, THURSDAY



Starting at 10:00 AM