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LEPIDOPTERA

WORD OF THE WEEK

/le-pə-ˈdäp-tə-rə/

a large order of insects comprising the butterflies, moths, and skippers that as adults have four broad or lanceolate wings usually covered with overlapping and often brightly colored scales and that as larvae are caterpillars

Native & Eco-friendly Garden Advice:

North Carolina Native Plant Society and Resources:

 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Native Plants Database - A database with photos where you can search for 25,198 native plants by scientific or common name or choose a particular family of plant.

Plants for Birds | Audubon North Carolina

EcoBeneficial - Click here for a detailed website offering useful tips on gardening to improve our environment!

Nesting & Overwintering Habitat for Pollinators & Other Beneficial Insects

North Carolina Botanical Garden Resources:

Gardening Help:

Soil Calculator - Click here to calculate soil needed to fill your raised beds.

Soil, Mulch & Compost - Click here for a local business that supplies(and delivers) bulk mixes.

NC Cooperative Extension - Click here to learn how your extension office can help (free soil testing & pest diagnosis!)

Vegetable Garden Guide - Click here for a variety of helpful veggie garden tips.

Grow Your Own Herbs - Click here for an easy-to-follow guide to growing herbs successfully.

Beginners Guide to Bulbs - Click here for some great tips on how to grow bulbs!

Houseplants:

Houseplant Pest ID & Treatment - Click here for a great visual guide to diseases on indoor plants.

The Major Benefits of Houseplants - Click here for a video about the importance of houseplants.

 

Great Nearby Botanical Adventures:

North Carolina Arboretum - Click here to plan a visit to their extensive gardens and exhibits!

Asheville Botanical Gardens - Click here to learn about these beautiful local gardens.

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge - Click here to learn about this amazing local icon - one of only two in the country!

Bullington Gardens - Click here to learn about this beautiful public garden dedicated to educating students. 

Southern Highlands Reserve - Click here to learn about this peaceful preserve dedicated to preservation of natives.
 

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