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Land of Plenty

Land of Plenty

Sheila Dunn gives a tour of her edible, perennial garden.

Love in the Garden

Love in the Garden

A West Asheville couple creates and urban utopia

Making the Cut

Making the Cut

A blossoming business for architects-turned flower farmers

Rocky Road

Rocky Road

The rise of rock gardening.

Fields of Flowers

Fields of Flowers

Katie Grear looks out across the bare early-season fields of Lady Luck Flower Farm, watching her husband, Mike Adams, gently trickle fish emulsion over the frail celosia and amaranth starts.

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Verdant History

Verdant History

“Jack is a history guy,” says Millie McCandless with a smile. Her husband’s vintage-loving disposition is on full display as he shows off the newly restored garden at Hilgay, the couple’s historic home in Flat Rock.

A Spare Beauty

A Spare Beauty

Nothing says “minimalist” quite like a handful of naked stalks set in a wooden bowl. But Ikebana, a 500-year-old style of Japanese plant and flower arranging, never results from any careless gesture.

An English Country Garden

An English Country Garden

Back then, the main entrance to the Coleman home was very different. A barren blanket of asphalt led up to the entrance of the historic 1921 Tudor-style residence—functional, but hardly inspiring. The Colemans changed all that.

Pergola Paradise

Pergola Paradise

“It’s all about the people,” says Linda Constable. “My husband and I are gatherers—we love to gather friends together.” And what better place to do that than around the generously sized tables sheltered beneath a pergola at their North Buncombe home?

A Whimsical Wonderland

A Whimsical Wonderland

When it comes to garden art, Susan Turner has learned not to second-guess herself. There is no contemplation, no consultation, no weighing of consequences. When she sees the right piece, she knows it. She has always lived by her heart in these matters. And so far, she hasn’t regretted a single decision.

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