Planting and enjoying crepe myrtles

These are the dog days of summer, and most flowering trees and shrubs have finished their peak of bloom long ago. Not so with the crepe myrtle. Just w...

August 19th, 2017 |  


Renovating flower beds for fall

Don’t be discouraged as August’s heat takes its toll on your flower beds. Instead, renovate them for the coming days of fall when the weat...

August 12th, 2017 |  


Bladen County Youth Livestock Team wins at State 4-H Contest

Bladen County Youth Livestock Team wins at State 4-H Contest

RALEIGH — The Bladen County 4-H Youth Livestock team competed at several state contests in Raleigh on July 21-22, bringing home numerous awards ...

August 4th, 2017 |  


There are ways to reduce blossom-end rot in tomatoes

Blossom-end rot of tomatoes is a physiological disorder caused by a lack of sufficient calcium in the blossom end of the fruit. This disorder results ...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Bladen County 4-H member attends 2017 Citizenship North Carolina Focus

Bladen County 4-H member attends 2017 Citizenship North Carolina Focus

RALEIGH — A delegate of Bladen County 4-H members recently attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held in Raleigh.The Bladen C...

June 28th, 2017 |  


Fighting the invasion of the Japanese beetle

Are your plants being eaten from leaf to flower? Is your garden being invaded by metallic green and copper beetles? If the answer to each of these que...

June 13th, 2017 |  


The challenge of tomato problems

Tomatoes are one of summer’s favorite vegetables, so many try to make sure a big crop is in the future. Tomatoes do have a few problems which ne...

May 30th, 2017 |  


Consider potential size whenever planting

Some of the best–laid plans of dedicated gardeners run amuck because they don’t know how large their plants will grow. This problem is as ...

May 14th, 2017 |  


4-Hers compete in third annual Regional Chicken Show

4-Hers compete in third annual Regional Chicken Show

WHITE LAKE — On May 2, the lakeside picnic shelter at the NC FFA Center at White Lake, NC was converted to a show field for the evening. A show ...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Not all insects should ‘bug’ you

Gardeners normally wage what seems a never-ending battle with insects, mites and other so-called pests. But there are many bugs that are beneficial to...

May 1st, 2017 |