Almanac Gardener


Selecting Trees and Shrubs for Your Landscape

Mike Gray and his guests discuss how to choose the right plants for your landscape. They also answer your gardening questions.

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Gardening at A.B. Combs Elementary

Liz Driscoll, NCSU Horticultural Specialist & Pete Caldwell, PTA President, give you a tour of the student garden areas at A.B. Combs Elementary School located in Raleigh.

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Attracting Butterflies to Your Landscape

Lucy Bradley & Chris Moorman, Biology Professor, NCSU. "Build it, and they will come," says Chris Moorman. Lucy Bradley and Chris Moorman talk about attracting butterflies to landscapes.

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Organic Weed Control

Mike Gray and his guests discuss ways to control weeds naturally in your landscape. They also answer your gardening questions.

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Creating Green Landscape Texture, Plants that Don’t Bloom

Michelle Wallace, Horticultural Agent, Durham County, and Bobby Morttern, Director of Horticulture at Duke Gardens, share tips to creating texture to your landscape.

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Home Food Production System-Harkers Island

Anne Edwards, Horticultural Agent, Carteret County, take viewers on a tour of her backyard garden.

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Dealing with Weeds

Mike Gray and his guests discuss ways to get rid of weeds in your landscape. Mike and guests also answers a number of plant questions sent in to the show from viewers.

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FoodCorp Harvest 2

Karen Neill talks with local FoodCorp members on how to get kids involved in growing their own produce.

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Attracting Birds to Landscapes 1

Lucy Bradley interviews Chris Moorman, NCSU, Forestry /Environmental Res., on how to attract birds to landscapes. Lucy and Christ Moorman also reveals the importance of water attracting attracting birds to landscapes.

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Creating an Edible Landscape

Mike Gray and panel share helpful tips for selecting and adding plants to landscapes that look and taste good. They also share ways to protecting edible plants when cool weather threatens to harm plants.

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Duke's Ornamental Grasses

Michelle Wallace visits the Duke Gardens to get insights on growing ornamental grasses in North Carolina. Michelle interviews Bobby Mottern, Director of Horticulture at Duke Gardens, to get his opinion on growing ornamental grasses near ponds.

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Food Safety for Backyard Gardeners 2

Karen Neill demonstrates safety principles that all gardeners should undertake when working in small and large gardens.

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Controlling Rose Rosette Disease

Karen Neill demonstrates how to control Rose Rosette Disease that is common to form on roses. Karen also reveals how to get rid of the disease on roses.

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Pollinator Paradise Garden

Charlotte Glen interviews Debbie Roos to get the secrets to creating a successful pollination garden that attracts various insects.

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Finding Geat Bargain Plants

Mike Gray and guest give tips to selecting plants during barging shopping. Mike and guests also answers viewer questions sent in to the show.

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Deciding on Ground Cover Plants

Mike Gray and guest help viewers decide on various plants to use for covering low ground areas in yards. Mike and guests also answers viewer questions sent in to the show.

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Growing Pole Beans

Bill Lord gives helpful tips to growing beans on trellis, fencing or poles.

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Arbor Day Tree Planting 2

Karen Neill shares helpful tips on planting trees to help to honor Arbor Day. She shows viewers the best places in the yard to plant trees so that they grow successfully.

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Pruning & Training Blackberry Canes

Michelle Wallace shares how viewers can get a head start on pruning and training Blackberry Canes so that plants yields great harvest.

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Master Gardener Rain Garden

Anne Edwards interviews Gwendy Womble, Master Gardener Rain Garden, NC Aquarium, Pine Knoll Shores, on growing the right plants for rain gardens.

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Making Jam from Elderberries

Mike Gray and horticultural agents share how to care for Elderberry plants so that viewers can produce great tasting Jam for family and friends. Mike and guests also answer a number of plant and produce questions sent in to the show from viewers.

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Growing Cold Hardy Gardenias

Charlotte Glen visits the Oakmont Nursery in Chatham County to talk with Thomas Dark on growing Crown Jewel Gardenias.

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Growing Spring Carrots Now

Bill Lord shows how to start growing carrots in the spring season so viewers can have great tasting carrots to eat throughout the summer season.

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Selecting Pier Japonica Plants

Join Mike Gray and the panel of agriculture experts from NCSU Cooperative Extension as they kick off Almanac Gardener’s 32nd season discussing ways to selecting Pier Japonia Plants.

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Selecting Trees and Shrubs for Your Landscape

Mike Gray and his guests discuss how to choose the right plants for your landscape.

Gardening at A.B. Combs Elementary

Liz Driscoll and Pete Caldwell take you on a tour of a garden created by students.

Attracting Butterflies to Your Landscape

Lucy Bradley & Chris Moorman talk about attracting butterflies to landscapes.

Organic Weed Control

Mike Gray and his guests discuss ways to control weeds naturally in your landscape.

Creating Green Landscape Texture, Plants that Don’t Bloom

Michelle Wallace and Bobby Morttern share tips to creating texture to your landscape.

Home Food Production System-Harkers Island

Anne Edwards, Horticultural Agent, take viewers on a tour of her garden.

Dealing with Weeds

Mike and guests also answers a number of plant questions from viewers.

FoodCorp Harvest 2

Karen Neill talks with local FoodCorp members on getting kids to grow produce.

Attracting Birds to Landscapes 1

Lucy Bradley interviews Chris Moorman on how to attract birds to landscapes.

Creating an Edible Landscape

Mike Gray and panel share tips for selecting and protecting edible plants in landscapes.

Duke's Ornamental Grasses

Michelle visits the Duke Gardens to get tips on growing ornamental grasses.

Food Safety for Backyard Gardeners 2

Karen Neill demonstrates safety principles that all gardeners should use in gardening.

Controlling Rose Rosette Disease

Karen Neill demonstrates how to control Rose Rosette Disease on roses.

Pollinator Paradise Garden

Charlotte Glen gets the secrets to creating a pollination garden that attracts insects.

Finding Geat Bargain Plants

Mike Gray and guest give tips to selecting plants during barging shopping.

Deciding on Ground Cover Plants

Mike Gray and guest help viewers decide on which plants are best for covering low ground.

Growing Pole Beans

Bill Lord gives viewers helpful advise to growing beans on trellis, fencing or poles.

Arbor Day Tree Planting 2

Karen Neill shares helpful tips on planting trees to help to honor Arbor Day.

Pruning & Training Blackberry Canes

Michelle Wallace shares how to get a head start on pruning and training Blackberry Canes.

Master Gardener Rain Garden

Anne Edwards interviews Gwendy Womble on growing the right plants for rain gardens.

Making Jam from Elderberries

Mike Gray and horticultural agents share how to care for Elderberry plants.

Growing Cold Hardy Gardenias

Charlotte Glen visits Thomas Dark to talk about growing Crown Jewel Gardenias.

Growing Spring Carrots Now

Bill Lord shows how to start growing carrots in the spring to enjoy eating in the summer.

Selecting Pier Japonica Plants

Join Mike Gray and the panel of agriculture experts as they share ways to selecting Pier

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Catch Almanac Gardener on UNC-TV
Saturdays at Noon with encore presentations Sundays at 10:30am!

Whether you’d like to cultivate a window box of flowers, a backyard patch of vegetables, or an acre full of healthy grasses, join Almanac Gardener's gardening guru Mike Gray, as he and his fellow experts from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences take viewers through the finer points of garden planning, maintenance & blooming innovation.

Over the 20 week season, airing April to August, each episode of this long-running, home horticultural series plants fertile ideas with timely features highlighting local landscaping techniques, vegetable & flower gardening, water conservation, beneficial bugs and much more! So, no matter whether you’re a late bloomer in the garden or a resident green thumb, this informative original series addresses all of your growing concerns with half-hour episodes chock full of the latest gardening tips, techniques and insights.

Specifically this season, amid the stressful economy, the long-running series focuses on saving your money with informative segments highlighting home vegetable planting and preparing fresh vegetables right from the garden.

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