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Owen Washam

Owen Washam

Extension Agent, Horticulture and Forestry Montgomery County Centerowen_washam@ncsu.edu
Street Address: 203 W Main St
Troy, NC 27371
Mailing Address: 203 W Main St
Troy, NC 27371

Job Description I am the Horticulture and Forestry Extension agent for Montgomery County. My areas of service include technical horticulture support for commercial and consumer growers, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training and engagement, and assisting the area forestry agent. Personal interests of relevance include carnivorous plants, agroforestry, and mycology. Please feel free to reach out to me over email, phone, or by letter. Or drop by and see us in Troy between 8 and 5 M-F. I look forward to serving you.

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Recent Posts by Owen Washam

Cover photo for Flora Fridays - July 12, 2024

Flora Fridays - July 12, 2024

Drought Tolerant Plants Montgomery County and surrounding areas need rain. Some areas have not had precipitation since May. This has …

Cover photo for Flora Fridays - June 28, 2024

Flora Fridays - June 28, 2024

Insects in the Garden Have you ever wondered what insects are crawling through the garden? Many insects damage plants by …

Cover photo for Flora Fridays - June 14, 2024

Flora Fridays - June 14, 2024

June Roadside Flora Kousa dogwood – Cornus kousa While a boy scout, one of my favorite sights on campouts were dogwood …

Cover photo for Flora Fridays - May 24, 2024

Flora Fridays - May 24, 2024

Mushrooms If you find mushrooms disturbing, here is your warning to not read on! If you find them intriguing like …

Cover photo for Flora Fridays - May 10, 2024

Flora Fridays - May 10, 2024

Woodland Botanicals Welcome to spring in the Uwharrie’s! Most trees have put on their leaves for the season by this …

Cover photo for Flora Fridays - April 19, 2024

Flora Fridays - April 19, 2024

April Gardenside Chat Happy Friday, folks! In this edition of Flora Fridays we discuss local markets, and the concepts of …

Cover photo for Flora Fridays - April 5, 2024

Flora Fridays - April 5, 2024

Fruit Trees Peaches If you have visited eastern Montgomery County in late March, you have likely noticed the beautiful peach trees …

Cover photo for Flora Fridays - March 22, 2024

Flora Fridays - March 22, 2024

Early Blooming Magnolias Spring has sprung in Montgomery County! We are seeing many more shrubs and plants in bloom with …

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