Alexander County Center

Green Thumb Gazette

December 2021 Newsletter
January Garden Calendar

Plants in flower & plants of interest:
  • Witch hazel, Daphne odora, Hellebores, hollies, Pyracantha, Washington Hawthorne

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

For more January 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, December 13, 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 meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Location:  Alexander County Service Center.

Alexander 4-H Garden Club

The next 4-H Garden Club meeting will be Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 5:30p.m. at the Alexander County Service Center.  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.
Alexander County Offices will be closed the following dates:

Wednesday, December 22
Thursday, December 23
Friday, December 24

New Years-
Friday, December 31
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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