The director of JC Raulston Arboretum is North Carolina’s Indiana Jones of plants. He travels to some of the world’s most remote locations, braving treacherous landscapes and dangerous beasts in search of rare species to bring back to his shrine of flora.
Members of garden clubs across the state know that the secret to a beautiful backyard is hard work, patience, and a passion for plants.
Bloom Where You’re Planted in Durham
Bright perennials beautify a busy urban gathering place. Leafy vegetables provide sustenance for underserved communities. In Durham County, Master Gardener volunteers are taking their expertise to the streets.
From Soup to Knots
Local NC Cooperative Extension experts preserve cherished recipes and introduce kids to the thrill of summer camp — and that’s just a taste of what they provide to their communities.
From Elizabeth Hudson: For Signs & for Seasons
Signs of hope and happiness bloom each spring, no matter where you find yourself planted.
Judges of the 2022 Made in NC Awards: Home & Garden
Meet Danielle and Robb Stewart, owners of The Mustard Seed Market in Blowing Rock and Home & Garden category judges for this year’s Made in NC Awards.
Beaufort’s Eden by the Sea
The stately Queen Anne on Queen Street is more than just a bed and breakfast. It’s a garden paradise where visitors forge lasting friendships — sometimes with the innkeepers themselves.
Garden Party: 4 Bright & Beautiful Salads
Combine the best of this month’s harvest with creamy dressings and rich vinaigrettes.
Summer Garden Salad
This crunchy salad is topped with fresh basil and a creamy goat cheese dressing.