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Potato Pals

Sharing his love of growing vegetables with a new crop of young gardeners gives one writer a renewed appreciation for the harvests he gathers from his little plot in Asheboro.

The Maple Brothers

Every year, Tim and Matt Nichols create hundreds of different kinds of Japanese maples — in a dizzying array of shapes and colors and sizes — at their mail-order nursery in East Flat Rock. And every one of the trees has roots in their grandmother’s garden.

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