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Lise Jenkins
Newspaper columnist and podcast producer. Exploring the intersection of horticulture and suburban living in North Carolina
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Lise Jenkins Sep 15
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Lise Jenkins Sep 10
Keep calm and.... carry cases of water out to your car! Stockpiling has begun and shelves are emptying out by Monday morning in Raleigh, NC. heading our way?? . .
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Lise Jenkins Sep 10
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Lise Jenkins Sep 8
Spotted in my garden this morning —the first fall leaves. Summer blooms aren’t quite ready to leave just yet. . .
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Lise Jenkins Sep 6
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Lise Jenkins Sep 4
Callicarpa (Beautyberry) fruits are beginning to color up in my . This shrub can get quite large so I shear it back every few years to help it maintain a nice size and form. When its fruits ripen the birds will feast on the bounty and we e…
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Lise Jenkins Sep 2
Ignore at your own risk. Fast grower in heat. Most of these pods are too big to eat but will be beautiful dried. . .
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Lise Jenkins Aug 29
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Lise Jenkins Aug 23
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Lise Jenkins Aug 21
So many varieties of Senecico cineraria (Dusty Miller) to choose from. They provide texture, structure, and a bit of brightness in shady spots. Mine grows in zone 7b in a protected location as a perennial but needs to be tidied up at the beginning of the…
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Lise Jenkins Aug 20
Tied up in ? Joseph Day of @AgecroftHallGardens explains the origins of knot and where the craze came from. More on the @TheTriangleGardener . .
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Lise Jenkins Aug 17
New is out and I’m thrilled to be joined by a group of very special correspondents from Australia.
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Lise Jenkins Aug 14
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Lise Jenkins Aug 12
Love the texture and color hostas add to shady spots. Now if the deer will just leave them alone I can be a happy . .
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Lise Jenkins Aug 11
My pretty ‘Frilly Skirts’ pansies are bleaching out in the hot sun. They’ll have their time to shine later. . . .
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Lise Jenkins Aug 8
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Lise Jenkins Aug 6
Can’t have pretty if you don’t have these guys first. Birds need 6-10k caterpillars to raise their young. So and let them munch. Put up a box instead. . .
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Lise Jenkins Aug 4
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