Gardens & Gardening

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Moonvine Magic

This nighttime beauty proves that not everything beautiful can be found under the sun.
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Bamboo Country

At Haiku Bamboo Nursery in Hendersonville, Keiji and Stefani Oshima nurture the plant that brought them to this place — they care for it, prune it, tame it, and bring out its strongest qualities.
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Weeding A Corner of the Vegetable Garden

In the Garden with Our State (May 2011)

As spring turns to summer, it’s time to watch your garden come into its own. These early summer tips will help that transition and ensure you have a beautiful garden to enjoy all summer long.
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Double-Duty Plants

Herbs spruce up your landscape and provide fresh natural flavorings and fragrances.
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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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Pokeweed

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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Sharing their Love

At Millstone Meadows Daylily Farm in Morganton, a couple found a home and a place to grow their passions — his for flowers, hers for food.
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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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