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Darrell Blackwelder: The Winter jasmine is out early this year

There is a yellow blooming shrub cascading in a landscape near St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salisbury. The profuse bloomer looks very much like our ... Read more

1 day ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

New Hurley Park assistant has a passion for plants

Back in October, our Hurley Park assistant manager took a new position and we were left short on staff. We were lucky in the fact ... Read more

3 days ago by Danelle Cutting.

Training offered on using herbicide, respirators

By Morgan Watts Rowan Livestock and Field Crops Agent Anyone planning to apply the herbicide dicamba to Xtend cotton or soybeans or 2,4-D to Enlist ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Darrell Blackwelder: North Carolina weather confuses the plants

Our recent weather has been confusing to say the least. Cold weather one day, warm the next; with a few days of intermittent downpours thrown ... Read more

1 week ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Hedges make good neighbors

High-density housing and other situations dictate the use of screens and border plantings of shrubs and trees for added privacy. Informal mass plantings of trees ... Read more

1 week ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

2020 is full of 4-H opportunities for youth

By Laura Allen Rowan County 4-H Agent Happy New Year! 4-H enrollment begins annually in January of each year, so now is a great time ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Vegetable harvest by May? Tips to growing an early spring garden

By Michael O. Fine  Rowan Cooperative Extension As a child, I recall my parents faithfully tending a summer garden on our farmstead in southern Davidson ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Make new goals that are easy to accomplish

By Toi Degree Rowan Cooperative Extension Happy New Year! We are now a few days into 2020 and a new decade. I’ll let that settle ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Ag Export Seminar Jan. 28-29 in Kannapolis

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host its third annual N.C. Ag Export Seminar at The Laureate Center in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Start your gardening year off right

It’s that time of year when we make resolutions for the upcoming year. Below are a few gardening resolutions all gardeners should consider. Don’t guess, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Time to look forward to a new season

By Morgan Watts Rowan Cooperative Extension With the new year approaching, now is the time to take a step back and think about your goals ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Practice the proper woodland stewardship

By Amy-Lynn Albertson Rowan Extension Director North Carolina has abundant forestland that makes valuable contributions to the quality of life and the state’s economy. A ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Give your Christmas tree a second life in the landscape

By Melinda Myers Melindamyers.com Once your holiday celebrations have passed and the decorations go back into storage, it is time to deal with your real ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Darrell Blackwelder: Last minute gifts for the gardener

Last minute Christmas shopping for the avid or even beginning gardener can be a challenge, especially for those who seem to have everything. Below is ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

The 4-H Food Show was egg-cellent

By Laura Allen Rowan County 4-H Agent The annual Rowan County 4-H Food Show was held on Dec. 7 at Rowan County Cooperative Extension. This ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

The highs and lows at Hurley Park this year

December can be a toss-up of how Hurley Park will look based on weather. Last year we had frosted berries, crimson and auburn leaves. This ... Read more

1 month ago by Danelle Cutting.

Home and garden Q&A: Pruning and planting

By Darrell Blackwelder For the Salisbury Post Cold rains can be a real inconvenience during the holiday season but they’re necessary for our lawns and ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Lifestyles.

Shopping home stretch: Last-minute gift ideas

By Toi N. Degree Family and consumer education agent By the time this article hits the paper, you will have just one full week of ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Lifestyles.

Darrell Blackwelder: Making your poinsettia last all holiday season

Poinsettia producers spend almost 5 months producing beautiful holiday plants that provide just a few weeks of enjoyment during the Christmas holidays. Below are tips ... Read more

1 month ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

N.C. Farm School growing farmers from the ground up

By Amy-Lynn Albertson Rowan County Extension Director According to the 2017 agriculture census, there are about 74,000 agriculture producers in North Carolina, and 27% of ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Seed catalogs in mail boxes spark spring fever for gardeners

By Michael O. Fine Rowan Cooperative Extension I’m not sure if seed companies traditionally send their catalogs to subscribers the week after Thanksgiving, but this ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Darrell Blackwelder: It must be Christmas; the cactus is blooming

The holiday season is officially here, and Christmas cactus are now in full bloom at local garden centers and retail outlets. Christmas cactus (holiday cactus) ... Read more

2 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Local 4-H’ers tackle a national competition

By Morgan Watts Rowan Cooperative Extension Last week, Rowan County’s 4-H program had five youth compete at a national contest. These 4-H’ers were able to ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Why the water is running and what those stalks are

Work never seems to end at Hurley Park, and being short staffed has made things quite interesting. Most recently we have had work done on ... Read more

2 months ago by Danelle Cutting.

Darrell Blackwelder: Take care of your mower before you put it away

Winter is upon us and use of outdoor power equipment, especially gasoline-powered lawn mowers, has greatly diminished. Proper maintenance at the end of mowing season ... Read more

2 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Darrell Blackwelder: Irregular winter weather takes a toll

Irregular weather patterns take a toll on landscape plants and flowers, especially those that have just been planted. This fall presented a myriad of varying ... Read more

2 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Register soon for Extension Master Gardener program

Rowan County Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension is now accepting applications for the 2020 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program. People with a strong interest in horticulture ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Be prepared for the big cooking day

By Toi Degree Rowan Cooperative Extension We are entering the holiday season, and Thanksgiving is less than a week away. So let’s make sure we ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

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