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Lise Jenkins
Garden writer, newspaper columnist, and podcast producer. Exploring the intersection of horticulture and innovation in North Carolina
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Touring the center and saw some of the research they are doing on bumble bees. Learned that you can purchase colonies, just like hives. . . #…
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Lise Jenkins May 24
Conservation Botanist Amanda Faucette, demonstrates the low-tech, low-cost seed cleaner at @NCBotanicalGarden. Love the certificate program. .
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Lise Jenkins May 23
Close up of the stamens of Dianthus ‘Neon Star’. So graceful and producing plenty of . I shear off the blooms when they are finished & they’ll repeat the show in the fall. . .
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Lise Jenkins May 21
Sisyrinchium montanum, commonly called ‘Blue Eyed Grass’ produces easy-to-see bright yellow pollen grains (look closely at top bloom). Contributing to my sneezing? I may have to forgive this beauty. . .
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Lise Jenkins May 21
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NC Botanical Garden May 20
Polygonatum biflorum (Solomon's seal), an eastern North American native wildflower that thrives in shady, wet spots. Stop by and see the enchanting display of Solomon’s seal by the Totten Center!
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NC Botanical Garden May 19
Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel) in our Sandhills Habitat. This beautiful evergreen shrub, a member of the heath family (like rhododendrons and azaleas), is native to the eastern US. (It’s the state flower of both Connecticut and Pennsylvania!)
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Lise Jenkins May 20
Sisyrinchium montanum, commonly called ‘Blue Eyed Grass’ is not a grass; rather it belongs to the iris family. Happy with medium moisture it may begin to pout as a result of our recent heavy rain. . .
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Lise Jenkins May 19
‘Peggy Martin’, a rose of unknown origin, survived hurricane Katrina and was adopted as the symbol for cancer survivors. She now fills my with her . . #…
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Lise Jenkins May 18
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Lise Jenkins May 17
Rhododendron maximum is beginning to emerge in the hills around . Ranging from purple to white their will cover the hills for the next several weeks. . .
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Lise Jenkins May 16
Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel) is blooming in . Often confused with rhododendrons (they are both members of Ericaeae (Heather) family, the Mountain Laurels typically bloom first. . .
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Lise Jenkins May 15
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Lise Jenkins May 15
The CDC reports spring is the most dangerous time of the year for gardeners. I interviewed experts for to find out how to stay safe this season. .
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Lise Jenkins May 14
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NC State Extension May 13
Is one type of better for you than the other? Does it have added growth ? We explore these questions on this edition of Homegrown.
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Lise Jenkins May 13
Baptisia (wild or false indigo) is a pretty native blooming in my now. Their blooms don’t last long so I’m out enjoying the show. ...........
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Lise Jenkins May 12
Chamaelirium luteum (Fairywand) brightens the @ncbotanicalgarden. Closeup of this plant’s blooms delight. ........
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Lise Jenkins May 11
Great having Vanessa Williams of @wildlifeworld_uk phone in from the UK to be on the @thetrianglegardener . Great ideas for helping our
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Lise Jenkins May 11
are ripening in my . Last year North Carolina grew nearly 150,000 acres valued at $23.4 million. That’s a lot of berries! . . . .
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