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By Amber Veverka Attracting more butterflies to your yard starts with choosing better plants – and by providing food and habitat for all stages of a butterfly’s life. That’s the message local experts have for Carolinas gardeners who want to get a jump on next year’s butterfly garden now as fall begins, creating a haven […]

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Elderberries are flowering now across the Carolinas Piedmont, and their lacy, white flowers are easily spotted along highways, especially in wet ditches. The flowers soon will be followed by dark-purple berries which, while rank-tasting when raw, make rich preserves when cooked. Even the blossoms can be eaten: Trimmed flower heads, cleaned of insects, can be […]

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      By Amber Veverka      Ready to spruce up your landscaping with some new shrubs? Put down that boring ligustrum and standard-issue holly and make way for some native species that will add a little interest to your yard, help wildlife, and thrive without becoming invasive pests.          We asked Carolinas plant experts to give us their picks for five […]

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