Plants

Plants
Feb 2017
Volunteer project cultivates community

Feb 2017
With their populations on the wane, bees find shelter at UNC Asheville

Feb 2017
A flower boutique owner’s home grows greener by the day

Feb 2017
Unique farm to mug blends

Aug 2016
Harvest season brings an Asian staple to the foothills

Aug 2016
Chef Joyce Boston serves up a sizable menu of classic comfort foods with unique flourishes

Jun 2016
The new Farm Heritage Trail highlights North Buncombe’s scenic working landscape

Apr 2016
After a century of state parks, Western North Carolina’s are more popular than ever

Feb 2016
In preparation for the 50th National Dahlia Show, three enthusiastic gardeners share their passion and pointers for growing the empress of blooming beauties

Aug 2015
Get to know local history through new exhibits at area heritage museums

Jul 2015
A rooftop cocktail party delivers newly minted libations by Asheville’s top beverage curators

Apr 2015
A new guide to area waterfalls and wildflowers

Feb 2015
The newest blooms showcase sustainability at the Biltmore International Rose Trials

Feb 2015

Feb 2015
Head to Charleston this spring to tour grand estates and prize-worthy gardens

Dec 2014
Explore the healing power of plants through three pioneers in the field of herbal remedies

May 2014
Meet 11 leaders in the quest to conserve WNC’s natural areas

May 2014
Head across the mountains to explore all that’s new in this revitalized and thriving city

Mar 2014
William Barłram’s historic explorations and illustrations put mountain botany lovingly in focus

Mar 2014
S.B. Penick & Co. dominated the crude drug business

Mar 2014
Bee City USA leads the way in protecting pollinators

Mar 2014
Proceeds from spring plant sales give back to the community

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
Two living roof experts offer easy, do-it-yourself plans for garden sheds

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

Mar 2013
Bill Whipple envisions Asheville with ample fruits and berries to feed us all

Mar 2013
A family of plant lovers keeps indigenous species thriving

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
Take a spring break with four strolls flush with flora

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

Jan 2013
Make the most of winter’s laid-back pace with our list of guaranteed ways to pamper yourself—mind, body, and spirit

Oct 2012
From new outdoor learning environments to reimagined downtown corridors, the nonprofit Asheville Design Center is helping communities create blueprints for brighter futures

May 2012
As the Asheville Art Museum celebrates its expansion, the curator reflects on select pieces in the permanent collection

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
The Pimm’s Cup, a refresher from overseas, makes a splash

Oct 2011
George W. Vanderbilt's inaugural holiday party in 1895 welcomed 50 guests to the newly completed Biltmore House. Today's elaborate Christmas production at the estate enthralls hundreds of thousands of visitors each season. Here we take you behind the scenes to see just how the celebration unfolds.

Aug 2011

Jun 2011