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Slow Food Asheville picked the Cherokee Purple heirloom tomato to spotlight for its 2017 Heritage Food Project. In 1990, Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina, obtained and grew a packet of unnamed seeds that had been shared by the Cherokee Indians more than one-hundred years before. The tomato is purple in color and has gained a widespread fame amongst heirloom tomatoes.
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Nonnative plants and animals are gaining a foothold in the state and threaten the environment. Some were purposefully introduced, while others arrived on their own. For example, purple loosestrife was introduced as an ornamental in the 1800s. In wetlands, though, loosestrife crowds out other plants and can affect nearby duck populations because its seeds are not a good food source. While some nonnative plants are good, such as corn and soybeans, others can, without their normal pests and climate limitations, grow out of control.
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Made in the shade is a type of garden that can thrive without sunlight. Plants recommended by the author to cultivate in shade filled areas were Lungwort, Solomon’s Seal, Hosta, and Maidenhead Fern.
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Jeff Dangl, professor of biology, is trying to determine how plants fight off fungi and other invaders. He wants to find out what genes control the process, what chemicals signal those genes to set it off and to stop it.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 14 Issue 2, Winter 1998, p16-18, il, por Periodical Website
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36193
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The cover alluded to is mulch, produced naturally to promote wild plant growth. Materials recommended for creating mulch are wood bark/chips, leaves, and straw or hay. Additional incentive to use mulch in gardens were the downside of not having mulch as a natural protectant for plants.
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36210
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Form follows function, a phrase associated with design, can be associated with gardening as well. Examples of conditions that will affect the form of the plant are amount and quality of light, water, and soil nutrients. Such factors can also impact the forms noted by the author: foundation planting, specimen plant, color or fragrance, or fun. Other factors that may impact form are personal preference and the relationship of one plant to another.
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35543
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A short blurb about not planting during the days of the star sign Cancer.
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36212
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An aspect of exploration that may not be included in history texts is the introduction of living things from other places into the land being explored, such as insects and plants. While they may be harmless, the author places emphasis on those considered invasive, or hitchhikers. The author noted that invasive plants and animals can inflict economic and environmental damage. Examples of invasive insects included Colorado potato beetle and Silverleaf whitefly. As for invasive plants, examples were Emerald ash borer and Crapemyrtle bark scale.
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35681
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Shrubs that can make a lovely addition to a landscape included Pyracantha and Holly, according to the author. How they can be useful to creatures of the two or many legged kind include becoming a border for a walkway or food for birds. Factors to consider for making them a valuable part of the landscape: types of fertilizer, pruning times, optimal planting depths, and common shrub problems.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 6 Issue 4, July/Aug 1978, p31-33
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The Japanese painted fern is a dependable perennial plant that can grow well in North Carolina summers and survive winter conditions. The plant is rated for USDA Zones three through eight, is deer-resistant, and prefers partial to fully shaded spots. This article provides tips on growing the fern in gardens.
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North Carolina's swamps, meadows, and woodlands are home to a large number of native plants, such as bee-balm and devil's walking stick, that stand out because of their colors, shapes, and leaf structures.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 61 Issue 11, Apr 1994, p16-17, il
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North Carolina's diverse vegetation and ecosystem are an important part of the state's appeal. Springtime marks the beginning of growth for the state as the Juneberry and Shadbush blossom. Native plants and trees such as the Dogwoods, Redbuds, and other fauna grow abundantly throughout the state. These numerous plants are an attractive element of North Carolina.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 33 Issue 20, Mar 1966, p8-9, 38, il
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30060
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Spider mites and false spider mites can cause considerable damage to plants. This report summarizes records for species of spider mites and false spider mites in North Carolina, as well as their plant hosts. Information is also provided on additional species that might be found in the state when more extensive collecting is done.
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Brimleyana (NoCar QL 155 B75), Vol. Issue 12, Sept 1986, p19-27, bibl Periodical Website
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John Tradescant the Younger is credited for finding plants such as the Virginia Creeper and Spiderwort, with the latter having his contribution reflected in its Latin name, Tradescantia virginiana. Along with being a popular garden plant, Spiderwort can be found in abandoned farms and homesteads, a testament to their former importance in agrarian life.
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For the author, his perception of eggplants as “weird” hasn’t changed—just the way he defined this descriptor. How weird transformed from bad to good: recognizing that their appearance varies, in terms of size and color, from type to type; their gardening quirks, both challenging and rewarding, are worth dealing with.
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