Spicing Up Herbfest: The People’s Pharmacy

Cary, NC- If you are a gardening enthusiast, or if you just like to smell the flowers, Herbfest’s third year has a little something for everyone, including a brush with fame. Read more

Heart of Cary: Downtown Community Gardens

Story from staff reports. Photos from Gracious Harvest and Cary’s Pocket Garden.

Cary, NC – The Heart of Cary Association will have its monthly meeting this Thursday, April 5 at 8 AM in the Cary Chamber. The topic will be community gardens in downtown Cary. Read more

Gardening: What to Plant Now

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree. Above, Ranunculus.

Cary, NC – It’s been a strange winter and early spring in Cary. Warm and wet, even the flowers seem a little confused. What’s a gardener to do? Is it safe to plant summer flowers, fruits and vegetables? Read more

Wildlife in Cary: Cedar Waxwings, Party Animals

Story by Matt Young. Photos by Karen Thor.

Cary, NC – For years, my neighbor, Karen Thor, and I used to laugh at these beautiful, funny-acting birds that showed up annually in our yards. We each have a bunch of bird baths, feeders and houses on our properties. Read more

Spring: The Week of the Pear Blossoms in Cary

Cary, NC – Spring does not obey the laws of man. It comes and goes when it pleases, sometimes earlier, sometimes later, but always in it’s own sweet rhythm and time. This week, the pear blossoms are out, turning Cary into a Dr. Suess fairyland of white. Read more

CaryCitizen Store: Chicken ‘N Bees T-Shirts

Story and t-shirt designs by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – It’s time to show your Cary pride with our new line of Chickens ‘n Bees t-shirts. Great for the backyard gardener or Cary homesteading activist (or opponent, even). All offerings are available in the CaryCitizen Online Store. Read more

Things to Do in the Garden this Spring

Story by Julie Roland, adapted from her Route 64 Journal and used with permission. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Who is ready for Spring? It won’t be long now. The trees around my house have leaf buds and some are even beginning to bloom. Here’s my list of Things to Do in the Garden this spring. Read more

Dig In to Gardening, Fresh Food and Community

By Michele McKinley, Advocates for Health in Action (AHA). Photos courtesy of Cary’s Pocket Community Garden.

Cary, NC – With spring just around the corner, it’s time to hit the dirt. In the garden, that is. Read more

Winter Gardening in Cary NC

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Our good friends over at Garden Supply Company here in Cary just published a great post about January Gardening. With the weather unseasonably warm this year, I’d thought I’d add my two cents. Read more

Gardening: Plant Those Spring Flowering Bulbs Right Now

Editor’s Note: It’s time to plant bulbs for spring bloom in Cary, and we saw this great post by our friends at Garden Supply Company. Thanks to GSC for letting us share it with our readers.

Cary, NC – If you’re looking forward to beautiful blooms this winter and spring, here’s what you need to know right now about Spring Flowering Bulbs. Read more