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Impatiens is a popular North Carolina shade plant; however, two years ago they were attacked over a wide area of states pathogen called downy mildew, which causes defoliation and then total plant collapse. There are no fungicides that will control the problem. Many garden centers are posting signs warning gardeners about downy mildew. Neill offers suggestions of what can be done once the disease appears.
The Emerald Ash Borer is an insect that attacks ash trees, of which there are four native species to North Carolina. Originally from Asia, it has been found in 24 states total. Symptoms and preventative measures are also presented in this article.
As the population of North Carolina becomes more diverse, so too does the variety of greenery and vegetables in gardens all over the state. African and Asian varieties are especially popular, with the introduction of plants like bitter melon, bok choy, cassava, and rice.