Gardens & Gardening

Plant-Protege

Plant Protégé

At Piedmont Carolina Nursery in Colfax, one man preserves the legacy of his mentors and the heritage of his land.
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Southern Heritage Apple Orchard, Pinnacle, North Carolina

A Fruitful Garden

Thinking about adding an apple tree to your garden this year? Learn more about old-fashioned apple varieties that once flourished in North Carolina at the Southern Heritage Apple Orchard in Pinnacle.
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In the Garden with Our State (January 2012)

Though winter is in full swing, a warmer-than-normal afternoon calls for spending time outside. During the dormant season, take a good look at your yard and garden and begin planning for the season to come.
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Deep Green Thinkers

A North Carolina State University researcher and his team tinker, experiment, and travel the world to ensure the health of the state’s Fraser fir harvest.
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Green Thumb Gift Ideas

This year, let Santa deliver a few garden-inspired gifts for the green thumb on your Christmas list.
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In the Garden with Our State (December 2011)

With the arrival of the busy holiday season and much cooler weather, time spent in the garden may be hard to come by. These winter tips will help set the stage for a successful spring.
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Follow His Lead

Allen de Hart began hiking at age 5, and his journeys tally more than 57,000 miles. But he always returns home to Louisburg, where he invites others to join him in his backyard garden.
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Big Pumpkin

Big Pumpkins, Blue Ribbons

Online gardening contributor Toby Bost makes a visit to the Dixie Classic Fair. As the big pumpkins are loaded onto the scales, he’s reminded of his own attempt at winning a blue ribbon.
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In the Garden with Our State (November 2011)

Autumn is here, and your garden still needs special care. Follow these tips to keep your garden and lawn healthy during the autumn climate changes.
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A Gardener’s Best Guess

No one knows what the Tryon Palace grounds looked like when North Carolina’s earliest governors lived in the New Bern mansion. It’s all up to the imagination.
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