Almanac Gardener


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 Tasty Blackberries

Mike Gray and his guests discuss the best ways to grow tasty blackberries. They also answer your gardening questions.

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Adams Pick Your Own Vineyard

Jeana Myers, Horticultural Agent in Wake County, visits Quincy Adams, Owner of Adams Vineyard, to get the scoop on which grapes are best to grow for eating and for producing wine.

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Growing Hot Weather Plants A

Lizzie Lathers, Horticultural Technician, JC Raulston Arboretum highlight several plants that grow and thrive in North Carolina's hot weather season.

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Controlling Bermuda Grass in Your Landscape

Mike Gray and his guests discuss the best ways to keep invasive Bermuda Grass under control. They also answer your gardening questions.

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Growing Summer Okra

Bill Lord share helpful tips to growing Okra in gardens during the summer season.

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Controlling Voles in Your Landscape

Lucy Bradley talk with Peter Herti, Research Assist at NCSU, about controlling Voles that reap problems in landscapes.

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Growing Tasty Vegetable

Mike Gray and his guests discuss ways to defeat pests and grow healthy vegetables. They also answer your gardening questions.

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Colonial Kitchen

Bill Lord visits Peggy McGee in Franklin County to give viewers a look at a real Colonial Kitchen.

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Garner's Family Farms

Anne Edwards travels to Carteret County to visit Kerri Garner, Manager, Garner Farms, Inc. to uncover how the operation successfully grows a variety of vegetables, fruits and plants.

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Mowing Your Lawn the Right Way

Mike Gray and his guests discuss the proper way to mow lawns this summer. They also answer your gardening questions.

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Colonial Kitchen Garden

Bill Lord take viewers on a tour of Peggy McGee's Colonial Kitchen Garden located in Franklin County.

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Special Soil for Your Garden

Anne Edwards visit the home of Donna Lynk, Master Gardener, to share how special soil can help gardeners grow vigorous vegetables.

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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. 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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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.

Growing Tasty Blackberries

Mike Gray and his guests share tips to growing tasty blackberries.

Adams Pick Your Own Vineyard

Jeana Myers visits Quincy Adams, at Adams Vineyard, to get the scoop on growing grapes.

Growing Hot Weather Plants A

Lizzie Lathers shows several plants that flourish in North Carolina's hot weather.

Controlling Bermuda Grass in Your Landscape

Mike Gray and his guests discuss the ways to keep invasive Bermuda Grass under control.

Growing Summer Okra

Bill Lord share helpful tips to growing Okra during the summer season.

Controlling Voles in Your Landscape

Lucy Bradley talk with Peter Herti about controlling Voles in landscapes.

Growing Tasty Vegetable

Mike Gray and his guests discuss ways to defeat pest from harming plants.

Colonial Kitchen

Bill Lord visits Peggy McGee to give viewers a look at a real Colonial Kitchen.

Garner's Family Farms

Anne Edwards travels to Garner Farms, Inc. to uncover how they grow a variety of foods.

Mowing Your Lawn the Right Way

Mike Gray and his guests discuss the proper way to mow lawns.

Colonial Kitchen Garden

Bill Lord take viewers on a tour of Peggy McGee's Colonial Kitchen Garden.

Special Soil for Your Garden

Anne Edwards visit Donna Lynk, Master Gardener, to share how special soil can help gardene

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.

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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.

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