Alexander County Center

Green Thumb Gazette

November 2021 Newsletter
December Garden Calendar

Plants in flower & plants of interest:
  • pansies, dogwood berries (red), viburnum berries (dark blue), winter jasmine, hollies with their red berries, winterberry hollies (deciduous), camellias, mahonias, nandinas, winter daphne, pyracantha (berries), hawthorne (berries), & witch hazel

  • use wood ashes around vegetable garden, bulb beds, and non-acid loving plants if soil pH is below 6.0
  • fertilize indoor plants as needed

For more December Garden Calendar tips click on the following link:

BOLOs (Be On The Lookout)....
Month-by-month lists of common plant diseases, pests, and other problems you may encounter in North Carolina yards and gardens. Straight from our PDIC (Plant Disease & Insect Clinic) entomologists and pathologists!

Beekeepers Meetings

The Alexander County Beekeepers will meet again on Monday, November 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Alexander County Services Building (151 W Main Ave, Taylorsville).  They meet the 2nd Monday of each month.  If you have an interest in beekeeping, have just started in the beekeeping journey or are a seasoned beekeeper these meetings will be perfect for you.  An educational topic is covered each meeting.  
Alexander County Garden Club

Our Garden Club is full of AWESOME people who are super nice and LOVE plants! With most meetings there is an educational program that is offered and we work on beautification projects throughout the community! If you have any questions or are interested in joining, please call our office: 828-632-4451.

The Alexander County Garden Club normally meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, but due to the 2nd Thursday falling on Veteran's Day they will move November's meeting to Thursday, November 18, 2021.  Location:  Alexander County Service Center.

Alexander 4-H Garden Club

The next 4-H Garden Club meeting will be Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 5:30p.m. at the Alexander County Service Center.  At the last meeting the club learned about the different types of tubers.  Join them in December to learn about pine trees and pine cones.  

If you have questions regarding the any of the clubs listed above please call Cari Mitchell, N.C. Cooperative Extension-Alexander County Center, Horticulture Agent, at 828-632-4451.
NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. Cooperative Extension.

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