Thursday, December 20, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Some things to remember about these occasional wasp sitings are:
First - seeing these wasps do not mean that there is a nest in the wall. Paper wasps prefer to be outside on overhangs or under a porch.
Second - Since these are queens looking of overwintering sites and not workers defending a nest, they are not aggressive and not likely to sting. Stings do occasionally happen, however, when one of these wasps crawls into a shoe left on the floor or in a jacket left hanging where they can access it. If you leave shoes on the floor or clothing hanging on a door, shake them before putting them on so you can see if a wasp flies out.
Third - Spraying indoors to control these wasps is futile. There isn't a specific target area to treat and the wasps are likely to be hiding in an area where it will not be affected. The most effective way is to just keep a rolled up newspaper nearby and swatting any unwelcome visitors.
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Information for this post was obtained from an email from Michael Waldvogel.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Gardens, Mountains and Streams Garden Tour
Haywood County Master Gardener Volunteer tour of six private gardens.
Gardens will highlight the beauty of Haywood County’s mountains and streams including a whimsical hillside garden, a creek side and English-style garden and a mountain top garden with spectacular views.
The tour will begin at the historic old dairy barn that stands along side 3 huge silos in the Mountain Research Station at 265 Test Farm Road across from the NC Extension Cooperative Center on Raccoon Road in Waynesville.
Directions to the gardens will be distributed to ticket holders at this location. The $10 tickets will be sold here but advance tickets are available by calling the Cooperative Extension at 828-456-3575. Tickets may also be reserved for “will call” the day of the tour by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other locations for ticket sales will be announced soon.
A metal garden sculpture by WNC metal artist, Grace Cathey, will be the featured drawing item.
Net proceeds will be used to supplement the Extension Horticulture Program in Haywood County. “In the past, funds have supported school gardens, materials for the plant clinic, and commercial horticultural programs that help the local green industry and its workers,” said Tim Mathews, Extension Agent for Agriculture and Horticulture.”
Directions From Asheville: Off I-40 west, take Exit 27 on 19/23 South (Clyde/Waynesville). Go 3miles to Exit 104 (Lake Junaluska – East Waynesville). Take Hwy 23 Business South toward Waynesville. Go 2 miles. Around the traffic circle take Ratcliffe Cove Road. Travel Approximately .06 mile to the Mountain Research Station sign. The road name will change to Raccoon Road, continue straight).
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
April 4 – April 28, 2012
Gardens, Mountains & Streams - An Artist’s View of the Haywood County Garden Tour
86 North Main Street; Waynesville, NC
Twelve Haywood County artists are creating varied media reflecting the theme of the June 23, 2012 Master Gardener Volunteer Garden tour of 6 private gardens and old dairy barn at the Research Test Station.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm