Flowers

Flowers
Apr 2013
This Polk County town’s image is forever tied to the steep railroad grade that once brought passengers to downtown, but more recently its outdoor persona is on the rise.

Apr 2013
Harboring troves of curiosities, such as dwarfed turtles and carnivorous plants, bogs are among the most imperiled habitats in the mountains. Today, conservationists are bringing these fascinating and rare ecosystems back from the brink in hopes of creating the first national wildlife refuge in Western North Carolina.

Mar 2013
A waterscape continues to bloom thanks to a lotus expert’s family

Mar 2013
In Big Sandy Mush, a couple invites U-pickers to harvest an array of brilliant blooms

Mar 2013
An outdoor skills program introduces women to fishing, archery, plant identification, and a heightened sense of confidence

Mar 2013
Lake Lure residents envision a greener future for a decommissioned historic bridge

Mar 2013
Waynesville artist Margaret Roberts transforms watercolor with collage techniques

Oct 2012
Bubbly winter sparklers offer five reasons to raise a glass

Jun 2012
Spread a blanket and uncork one of these versatile picnic wines

Jun 2012
There are endless reasons we all fall for the mountains, but one enchants us above all others: This place feels like home in our hearts. Here, five writers share how their deep connections to these hills were forged with Sunday drives, old-time music, wildflower hikes, and through the discovery of inspiration and strength.

Jun 2012
Layers of texture and color beautify Deb Karash's vivid art jewelry

Jun 2012
TRACK Trails leads kids down a path of outdoor discovery

Feb 2012
Between Old Fort and Marion, make a detour for quaint Pleasant Gardens

Feb 2012
The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine teaches the ways of nature’s remedies

Feb 2012
Truly magnificent gardens need time and attention to flourish - coaxed and nurtured by guiding hands and verdant vision. Peter and Jasmin Gentling spent the last 40 years creating just such a landscape on Sunset Mountain. Welcome to Blue Briar Garden.

Feb 2012

Dec 2011
Andrew Snavely treks the globe to source the leaves, buds, and flowers steeped at Dobrá Tea in Asheville, each time returning with a greater knowledge of this ancient beverage and its cultural ties.

Sep 2011
An author savors fall's leisurely stroll through the mountains

Sep 2011
Take to the canopy with the burgeoning sport of tree climbing

Aug 2011
The Secret B-Sides | Flowers & Chocolate

Jun 2011
Southern Highland Craft Guild presents its newest members

May 2011
Anne Martin champions resilient mosses as the key to greener landscapes

May 2011
An Ashevillian finds a relaxing getaway just outside her front door

May 2011
Tour the Loire Valley with this collection of fragrant white wines

May 2011
The time is ripe for berry-plucking fun on the farm

Apr 2011
For generations, wildcrafters have relied on the healing properties of our region’s diverse plant life. Today, Bent Creek Institute is using the tools of biotechnology to prove the value of these folk remedies and create a local hub for a new medicinal products industry.

Apr 2011
Decoration Day heralds the return of a time-honored and colorful custom

Jan 2011
Julia Sublett & Tom Wood Rittenhouse

Oct 2010
A Brevard couple’s cozy Stickley cottage preserves generations of memories

Oct 2010
Give a gift to the Earth by making your holiday a little greener

Sep 2010
The capital of the Southeast is bigger, bolder, and better than ever

Aug 2010
A husband and wife team are planting the seeds of a movement to feed the hungry

Jul 2010
Two Robbinsville candle-makers find harmony in their environment and craft

May 2010
Double meanings: Inspiration found in the contrasts of daily life

May 2010
Tupelo Honey Café’s chef prepares a sweet spread with a bounty of blueberries picked in his backyard

Feb 2010
Six plants that will turn your backyard into a private farmer's market

Feb 2010
Novel containers for all your growing creations

Feb 2010
Grass to Greens helps residents sow and grow a food source close to home

Feb 2010
Elegant Edge