Gardens & Gardening


Growing Her Vision

Jenny Fitch crafted the Fearrington Village gardens with no master plan. And today, her creativity still inspires those who carry on her legacy.
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Sign Language

Looking out for signs of nutrient deficiencies in your plants can make you a better gardener.
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NEW! Our State‘s Gardening Newsletter

How does your garden grow? Sign up today to receive monthly Our State gardening tips in this new newsletter.
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Tough Love

Pokeweed is both a poison and a medicine, a nuisance and a joy. But to those who understand this storied plant, its paradox reflects the gritty yet graceful character of its supporters.
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Becoming Elizabeth Lawrence: Discovered Letters of a Southern Gardner edited by Emily Herring Wilson

Although she led a quiet, reserved life with her family, Elizabeth Lawrence was a strong, successful woman who lived on her own terms. Her letters to her friend Ann Preston Bridgers show us the unexpected richness of Lawrence’s life.
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A Place of Life: Concord Memorial Garden

In downtown Concord’s Memorial Garden, personal stories bring character to beautiful landscapes.
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A Sense of the World

Students perceive the Martha Franck Fragrance Garden through touch, smell, and sound — experiencing nature’s wonders they’ll never see.
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Festive Foliage: Brighten Winter with Nandina

Nandina’s elegant leaves and radiant berries add natural beauty to holiday decor.
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Pyracantha Offers Fervent Fall Color

With its brilliant berries and hardy nature, pyracantha prospers in North Carolina gardens.
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Money Plant Delights Throughout The Year

Just as summer starts to fade, money plant starts to shine.
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