Almanac Gardener


Growing Healthy Rhododendron

Mike Gray and his guests discuss ways to grow beautiful Rhododendron. They also answer your gardening questions.

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Caring for Orchids

Charlotte Glen visit the Orchid Gallery in Chatham County to get the real scoop on how to make the plant colors of a orchid to standout. Jeff Baldwin, Owner, list his favorite Orchid to grow during the summer season.

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Growing Fall Collards 2

Bill Lord takes a tour of his garden and recommends growing collards in the fall season. Bill also shares some old-fashion methods to growing large size collards.

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Controlling Pests in the Fall Garden

Mike Gray and his guests discuss ways to grow a fall garden. They also answer your gardening questions.

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Master Gardener Water Wise Garden

Jeana Myers and Trish McPherson, a Master Gardener in Wake County, visit the NC State Fair to demonstrate how to be water wise when starting or maintaining a garden.

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Planting Dogwoods

Mike Gray and his guests discuss ways and the best time to plant trees. They also answer your gardening questions.

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Pattern Language

Jeana Myers and her husband, Professor Will Hooker, take a tour of their home and demonstrate their unique approach to landscaping.

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Broccoli & Cabbage in the Fall Garden

Bill Lord takes a tour of his garden and demonstrates how to start and successfully grow broccoli and cabbage in the fall season.

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Growing Colorful Hydrangeas

Mike Gray and his guests discuss ways to grow beautiful Hydrangeas. They also answer your gardening questions.

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A Stacking Strawberry Bed

Lucy Bradley heads to John Dole's small farm to uncover the secret to getting strawberries to grow in raised beds.

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Vegetable Gardening

Cyndi Lauderdale, Horticultural Agent, Wilson County, highlight her methods to growing a healthy and successful vegetable garden.

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Growing Medicinal Herbs

Amy-Lynn Albertson takes a tour of Gentle Harmony Farms to share the multiple ways to using herbs to help people deal with illnesses. Pam Leonard, Owner of Gentle Harmony Farms, explains the many benefits to using herbs.

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Using Rain Barrels to Irrigate Your Landscape

Mike Gray and his guests discuss ways to use rainfall to irrigate. They also answer your gardening questions.

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Moss Gardening

Jeana Myers visits the home of David Span to discover how he used moss to cover his entire landscape. Jeana also discovers how David managed to cover a large rock, ponds and walking paths with moss.

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Troubleshooting Houseplant Problems

Lucy Bradley and Diane Mays, Horticulturist, NCSU, discuss ways to troubleshoot problems with houseplants. Diane also lists solutions to several of the everyday problems with plants.

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Special Summer Plants

Jeana Myers and Mark Weathington, Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum, give viewers a tour of the arboretum’s beautiful flowerbeds. They also give insights on which flowers can withstand the hot summer temperature.

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Growing Mustard Greens

Bill Lord is at it again in his backyard garden. Bill share some growing secrets to making Mustard Greens sprout in time for viewers to enjoy in the summer and fall seasons.

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Controlling Bamboo

Mike Gray and his guests discuss ways to control pesky bamboo. They also answer your gardening questions.

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Growing Tasty Tomatoes

Mike Gray and his guests discuss ways to grow delicious summer tomatoes. They also answer your gardening questions.

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Growing Blackberries

Amy-Lynn Albertson & Thomas Penninger, High Rock Nursery, uncover the secrets to growing tasty Blackberries in various regions of North Carolina.

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Ash’s Japanese Maple Nursery

Charlotte Glen, Horticultural Agent in Chatham County, interview Tom Ash on growing a variety of Japanese Maple trees. Tom Ash also shares tips on caring for Maple trees.

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Getting the Best Blooms from your Amaryllis

Mike Gray and his guests discuss the care and feeding of Amaryllis. They also answer your gardening questions.

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Deer Resistant Plants I

Charlotte Glen, Horticultural Agent in Pender County, talk with Bobbi Crawford, Master Gardener, on identifying plants that deer resist eating while growing in landscapes.

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Well Fed Community Garden

Jeana Myers visit the Well Fed Community Garden located in Raleigh to learn how Jennifer Sanford-Johnson manages to produce plenty of food to supply a local restaurant, church and community.

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Growing Healthy Rhododendron

Mike Gray and guests discuss ways to grow beautiful Rhododendron.

Caring for Orchids

Charlotte Glen visit the Orchid Gallery in Chatham County to get the scoop on growing orch

Growing Fall Collards 2

Bill Lord shares some old-fashion methods to growing large size collards.

Controlling Pests in the Fall Garden

Mike Gray and guests discuss ways to grow a fall garden.

Master Gardener Water Wise Garden

Jeana Myers and Trish McPherson to demonstrate how to be water wise when starting.

Planting Dogwoods

Mike Gray and guests discuss ways and the best time of the year to plant trees.

Pattern Language

Jeana Myers and Professor Will Hooker, shows unique approaches to landscaping.

Broccoli & Cabbage in the Fall Garden

Bill Lord shows how to start and successfully grow broccoli and cabbage in the fall.

Growing Colorful Hydrangeas

Mike Gray and guests discuss ways to grow Hydrangeas.

A Stacking Strawberry Bed

Lucy Bradley heads to John Dole's farm to uncover his secret to growing strawberries.

Vegetable Gardening

Cyndi Lauderdale shares her methods to growing a healthy vegetable garden.

Growing Medicinal Herbs

Amy-Lynn Albertson takes a tour of a herb farm to share the multiple ways to using herbs.

Using Rain Barrels to Irrigate Your Landscape

Mike Gray and guests discuss ways to use rainfall to irrigate landscapes and fields.

Moss Gardening

Jeana Myers visits the home of David Span to discover how he uses moss in his landscape.

Troubleshooting Houseplant Problems

Lucy Bradley and Diane Mays discuss ways to troubleshoot problems with houseplants.

Special Summer Plants

Jeana Myers and Mark Weathington give a tour of the flowers at the JC Raulston Arboretum.

Growing Mustard Greens

Bill Lord share growing secrets to making Mustard Greens sprout in the coming seasons.

Controlling Bamboo

Mike Gray and guests discuss ways to control pesky bamboo.

Growing Tasty Tomatoes

Mike Gray and guests discuss ways to grow delicious summer tomatoes.

Growing Blackberries

Amy-Lynn Albertson & Thomas Penninger uncover the secrets to growing tasty Blackberries.

Ash’s Japanese Maple Nursery

Charlotte Glen, and Tom Ash on growing a variety of Japanese Maple trees.

Getting the Best Blooms from your Amaryllis

Mike Gray and his guests discuss the care and feeding of Amaryllis.

Deer Resistant Plants I

Charlotte Glen talk with Bobbi Crawford to identify deer resistant plants.

Well Fed Community Garden

Jeana Myers visit Jennifer Sanford-Johnson to learn how she feeds the local community.

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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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