Notes from a plant nerd: Spring, Sprang, Sprung, Sproing! What is Springtime?

Spring has fully sprung across Southern Appalachia, as we are awakened daily to birdsong and the bustling morning activity of bees and butterflies.

‘Bloom with a View’ returns to Arboretum

The North Carolina Arboretum is heralding spring’s arrival with the return of “Bloom with a View,” May 4-19. 

Mill Town Market back for second year at Sorrells Street Park

The season for farmers markets, with all their fresh produce, local vendors and community engagement, is right around the corner, and in Canton, the Mill Town Market is embarking on its second year at Sorrells Street Park. 

Festival of the Peonies in Bloom begins

Wildcat Ridge Farm is welcoming visitors throughout May to enjoy the peonies in bloom. 

Word from the Smokies: 'Gradient of spring' offers opportunity for exploration

By the third week of April, spring is in full bloom throughout the picturesque valleys of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Orchid Festival comes to WNC

The Western North Carolina Orchid Society (WNCOS) and The North Carolina Arboretum will host the 23rd Asheville Orchid Festival entitled “House of Orchids.” 

Notes from a plant nerd: Don’t you boil this cabbage down

There are so many different native plants and flowers that I have yet to see growing in the wild. And I really want to.

Crabtree couple invites the public to field of blooms

Ricardo Fernandez Battini and his wife Suzanne Fernandez spent a stormy night in September 2004 holed up in their home along the Pigeon River in Crabtree, listening.

Notes from a plant nerd: Trilliums, Trilliums, Trilliums

Trilliums are some of the most beautiful and iconic wildflowers in the world, and the Southern Appalachian mountains are filled with many different trillium species.

Arboretum donates truckloads of flowers

Following its Bloom with a View event, the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville donated flowers and plants to various organizations in Western North Carolina, including Haywood Community College.

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