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  • Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    Presenting Sponsor Friday & Saturday, March 15th 16th

    Wilson Recreation Center


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    Though gardening can be both relaxing and re-warding, its not as easy as it may seem, and the more time and effort a person devotes to his or her garden the more likely it is to be success-ful.Gardening can be a

    little daunting for begin-ners who have little or no experience planting flowers or vegetables. But gardening need not be so intimidating, es-pecially for those begin-ners who adhere to the following tips aimed at helping novice garden-ers start their gardens off on the right foot. Determine what you

    should plant. Where you live will go a long way toward determin-ing what you should plant. While you can plant anything you can get your hands on, the United States Depart-ment of Agriculture as well as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have determined specific plant hardiness zones that indicate which plants are most likely to thrive in given locations. Maps of these zones can be found at and By adhering to the maps, gardeners can significantly increase their chances of grow-ing successful gardens. When in doubt about

    what to plant, consult a local gardening center or seek advice from a professional landscaper. Think location when

    beginning your garden. Beginners with large yards have the luxury of choosing the right location on their prop-erties to start planting. When choosing a spot, consider how much sunlight a location gets on a daily basis and the spots proximity to a water supply. If plant-ing flowers, try to avoid planting in areas with heavy foot traffic so the flowers are less likely to be stomped. If youre planting flowers to ac-cent walkways, then consider erecting a bar-rier around the flower bed to safeguard the flowers from foot traffic. Get started before

    you plant. Preparing the soil a few weeks before you start planting can help the plants thrive down the road. Add some organic material, such as compost or fer-tilizer, to the soil rough-ly three weeks before planting. This helps the soil retain water and nu-trients, which will help your garden thrive. Time your plant-

    ing. When you plant is sometimes as impor-tant as what you plant. Some climates allow for year-round planting, but

    many do not. When buy-ing seeds, the packag-ing might suggest what time of year to plant the seeds. Adhere to these suggestions or your garden might not grow much at all. In addition, keep in mind that many seedlings need sig-nificant light throughout the day in order to grow, so choose a time of year with ample daylight. Dont forget to

    mulch. Mulch can be as aesthetically appealing as it is effective. Mulch retains soil, helping roots to grow stronger, while deterring bugs and preventing weed growth. And many gardeners find mulch adds visual appeal their garden, and does so in a very inexpensive way. Clean your tools. Be-

    ginners rarely recognize the importance of clean-ing gardening tools be-fore putting them away. At the end of each gar-dening session, clean your tools thoroughly, as soil left on your gar-den tools can play host to potentially harmful microbes that might kill your plants. Gardening can be a

    labor-intensive yet grati-fying hobby. By sticking to a few simple rules, beginners can develop a thriving garden to reward all of that hard work.

    For Beginners...Gardening is a rewarding hobby that many enthusiasts credit with helping them to peacefully escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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    The Triangle East Home and Garden Show returns to Wilson for the third time on March 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.The event will be held

    at the Wilson Recreation Center and is promised to offer more activities and events this year with an increase in ven-dor participation. The main speaker,

    Bryce Lane, host of In the Garden with Bryce Lane, is also generat-ing a lot of interest, said Rebecca Tew, member-ship services manager with the Wilson Cham-ber of Commerce. In the Garden with

    Bryce Lane is a popu-lar UNC TV show that offers introductory gardening information for the home gardener. Lane is also an N.C. State University distin-guished undergraduate professor and under-graduate coordinator for horticulture science. I think the interest

    is because of Bryce Lane, Tew said. I think people are familiar with him and we anticipate a great crowd. Over 50 vendors plan

    to participate this year with several setting up booths outside of the Wilson Recreation Cen-ter, at 500 Sunset Road. The Wilson Chamber of Commerce event is free and open to the public. On Friday at 11 a.m.

    and Saturday at 1 p.m., there will be special presentations from the

    Duplin Winery titled, Muscadines are devine from the grape to the wine. Foss Recycling will

    set up a recycling area outside and will recycle donated electronic items. On Saturday, Cardinal Party Rental will set up a large, in-flatable slide for chil-dren and Lowes Build and Grow will offer activities for children at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Door prizes will be of-fered by 12 participat-ing vendors. This years vendors

    will offer a variety of services and products related to home and garden improvements. Some of the vendors will offer ideas for home improvements ranging from baths, spas and pools to windows, sun-rooms and swimming pools. Other vendors will have information about taxes, insurance, cell phones and college and others will focus on outdoor gardening and landscaping. The Raleigh Road

    Garden Center and Du-plin Winery plan to par-ticipate as vendors. Other vendors will

    have information about building supplies, pest control, mosquito con-trol, water systems, shutters and other res-toration projects. Vendors have activi-

    ties from their booths, Tew said. Its up to them to put on a good show and thats what

    Home & Garden Show back for 2013

    people look forward to. The Home Builders

    Association of Wilson is one of this years par-ticipating sponsors for the first time. The Triangle East

    Home and Garden Show was created in an effort to draw interest, partici-pation and visitors from an eight-county region. The first show in 2010 drew an estimated 3,500 people and included 90 vendors in April 2010. The show was not held in 2011 due to economic conditions and a decline in interest but became successful once again in 2012. Organizers expect a

    large and enthusiastic crowd for 2013.From staff reports

    Attendees at the 2012 Triangle East Home & Garden Show peruse the booths of the different vendors, meet their local home and garden experts and take away valuable information for their upcoming home projects. Though the show focuses on outdoor gardening, vendors at this years show will offer ideas for everything from home renovation and swimming pools to taxes, insurance and cell phones. Photos courtesy of the Wilson Chamber of Commerce

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    Triangle East Home & Garden Showin conjuction with

    Home Builders Association of Wilson

    Friday & Saturday, March 15th & 16th10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Wilson Recreation Center500 Sunset Road

    Special Guest Speaker: Bryce Lane Saturday, March 16th, 11 a.m.

    Special Presentations: Duplin WineryFriday, March 15th, 11 a.m.Saturday, March 16th, 1 p.m.

    For the Kids:Lowes Build and Grow ClinicsSaturday, March 16th, 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.

    Cardinal Party RentalsGiant Inflatable SlideSaturday, March 16th,All Day

    Events and Speaker Schedule

    Bryce Lane has a passion for gardening. But he also loves to share that passion. Any time that Im able to get out and talk to people about gardening, Im happy, he says.On Saturday, he will bring

    that passion to the Triangle East Home and Garden Show on Saturday at 11 a.m. The title of his presentation is: Gardening is not complicated, its hard! Simple approaches to outdoor living. Viewers of his popular, Emmy-

    winning UNC-TV show, In the Garden with Bryce Lane, have found him traveling around the state and sometimes even abroad for ten seasons expounding on different gar-dening techniques with great knowledge and enthusiasm. But often, the show features his own garden in Raleigh, which he has cultivated for the past 30 years. Lanes presentation on Satur-

    day will cover a variety of topics, but will tie together how simple he believes gardening can be.As he does each week on his

    show, he hopes to help people see and relate to what they can do in their own home land-scapes and inspire the courage to try different things. We make it much too compli-

    cated than it really is, said Lane. Lane said he will focus on get-

    ting people to be truthful with themselves about their own yard and how best to garden in it.It sounds obvious, but we

    try to pretend that some of the shady spots in our yard are sunny. And vice versa. We need to be honest about it.Lane also says that we need to

    be honest about our soil. Most would-be gardeners ignore basic soil preparation and the proper

    pH levels.Lane joined

    the faculty of N.C. State in 1981, where he teaches horticulture science and has served as the under-graduate co-ordinator since 1987. He has received numer-ous accolades dur-ing his tenure, from both N.C. State and national educational organizations.His career began

    many years ago when he took a high school job at a local nursery in his home state of Massachusetts.At the time, it was purely to

    make money, for college and what not. But I also wanted to be outdoors, he said. Looking back, however, that

    job was the single experience that truly launched his love of horticul-ture. From

    there, he went on to the Univer-sity of Massa-chusetts, where he majored in plant science, and then earned a mas-ters of science

    graduate degree in ornamental horticulture from Ohio State University. His show, In the Garden

    with Bryce Lane, has run for 10 seasons on UNC-TV and has garnered two regional Emmys and a large, loyal following in North Carolina.

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    Duplin Winery to present on Friday and Saturday, discuss health benefits of muscadinesOn Friday at 11 a.m. and Saturday at 1

    p.m., there will be a special presentation given by Eric Moore of Duplin Winery: Muscadines are Divine from the Grape to the Wine. The half-hour presentations will focus

    on the history of Duplin Winery, but more specifically, the many health benefits of muscadine grapes. Due to the antioxidant benefits of the

    grape, Duplin Winery has branched out to sell variety of health products. Since 1996, they have offered NutraGrape, which is manufactured using 100 percent of the grape seed and is touted for its healing properties. And for the last two years, Duplin has

    offered products made from the whole grape, as recent studies have proven that even more benefits lie within the fruit. Moore says that antioxidants have

    great anti-inflammatory properties to them, and they have been used to help people suffering from anything from joint problems to cancer.The list goes on, said Moore. Its

    great for people with any autoimmune disease.In addition to the health products, the

    winery, which bottled its first wine in 1976, makes a variety jams and jellies using the famous grape, in addition to barbecue sauce, salsa, relish and other products. Moore says he will also have a new

    product at the show a wine slushie, known as a sweetzer. Duplin Winery, the largest winery in

    the South, regularly wins national and international acclaim for its wines. Over 100,000 people visit their Rose Hill win-ery and production facility each year. Duplin Winery will make two presentations this weekend: Friday at 11 a.m.

    and Saturday at 1 p.m. Photos courtesy of Duplin Winery

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    You dont have to be an environ-mentalist to compost, either. Compost, which is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled and used for fertilizing soil, is great for your garden and will help reduce landfill waste. In addition, composting in your home garden will help you save money.Using compost means your garden

    will be more cost-effective because you will have to spend less on fertil-izers, insecticides, and fungicides for a given harvest of any crop, says Brett L. Markham, author of The Mini Farming Guide to Composting, the latest in his Mini Farming book series. Across the country people are em-

    bracing the concept of self-sufficiency and preparedness, mini farming anywhere, from rooftop urban gar-dens to suburban backyards to larger land plots. Growing food is easier than ever and composting is a huge part of this movement.Markham, who also has written the

    bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Suf-ficiency on 1/4 Acre as well as mini farming guides to fermenting and veg-etable gardening, offers these garden-ing tips to get started on composting:

    Composting is a natural form of recycling, so use food waste, grass clippings, coffee grounds and even pa-per as compost. Just be sure to shred the paper first to speed up the process.

    Start your compost pile in a conve-nient spot, and make sure it is semi-shaded and well-drained.

    Add bulking agents such as wood chips to accelerate the breakdown of organic materials, allowing the finished material to fully stabilize and mature through a curing process. Add leaves, straw, or hay along with grass clippings or green manures for plenty of bulk.Each layer should be no more than

    two inches so that the grass clippings or leaves dont get matted down to form a layer impermeable to air.

    Keep the compost...