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.
From wildflowers growing on our mountains to ancient trees emerging from our swamps, North Carolina’s native plants shape our landscapes.
Our State’s 5 Most Popular Stories of 2021
From a history of North Carolina’s gold rush to a round-up of iconic barbecue joints across the state, these stories were our readers’ favorites this year.
The Perennial Artist of Greenville
Real flowers fade and droop, so a floral designer here in North Carolina creates his own lifelike arrangements that are equally at home in luxury boutiques and hanging on your front door.
Our State Knows Best: Rhododendrons
Find out what three rhododendron gurus have to say about growing North Carolina’s springtime beauty.
A Winter Guide to North Carolina Blooms
Though many plants go dormant in winter, there are still plenty of blooms to look for in your January garden.
An Urban Jungle at The Tiny Greenhouse
If you’re searching for a philodendron, a vintage coffee cup, or a birthday card, this cozy gift and garden shop is sure to charm — whether or not you have a green thumb.
Sea Oats are the Breezy Beach Symbol Defending Our Coast
These native grasses are pretty accents and tough defenders.