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Jared Barnes

Jared Barnes is a gardener, horticulture speaker, and doctoral candidate in the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University.

  • How-To

    Seedling Aftercare

    Once your seeds have germinated, how do you give your young plants the best possible start? Read the Science of Seed Starting. Keep a careful watch. We can help seeds…

  • How-To

    The Science of Seed Starting

    Seeds are little miracles that transform the world. In the wild, these tiny amalgamations of DNA can be stored away for years, waiting for the right conditions to turn a…

  • Design

    Regional Picks: Short Plants – South

    1. ‘Evita’ Hardy Gloxinia Name: Seemannia nematanthodes ‘Evita’ Zones: 7b–9 Size: 1 foot tall and 4 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade; well-drained soil in winter and moist soil in summer…

  • Article

    Winter Stars: Bare Yet Beautiful Plant Varieties

    If the seasons of a garden were likened to a day, then the Northern Hemisphere’s winter would undoubtedly be night. It is cold, it is long, and it is dark.…