Here's a fun look at the many colors of native grass The Blues Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'). Photos taken at the Discovery Garden, Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina.

Here's a fun look at the many colors of native grass The Blues Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'). Photos taken at the Discovery Garden, Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina.

Photography courtesy of Uleli via Wikimedia

A Guide to Native Plants in North Carolina

For garden inspiration, look at what’s already growing naturally in North Carolina. Here are six native plants in North Carolina you can grow yourself.

Butterfly weed & pale purple cone flower & side oats gamma at the top of a terraced hillside overlooking the Fox River at the Geneva Riverwalk

Butterfly weed & pale purple cone flower & side oats gamma at the top of a terraced hillside overlooking the Fox River at the Geneva Riverwalk

Piet Oudolf - Autumn Moor Grass (Sesleria autumnalis) with Salvia.

Piet Oudolf - Sesleria & Salvia Very clever planting. Could create something like this on the north face levelled "grass" area with a grass path mown through?

garden of grasses with a smattering of perennials  (don't know who or where - photo via Jakobstuin)

garden of grasses with a smattering of perennials (photo via Jakobstuin)

best flowers for north carolina | Photo credit: Baltimore Sun/Susan Reimer

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Adiantum pedatum

For garden inspiration, look at what’s already growing naturally in North Carolina. Here are six native plants in North Carolina you can grow yourself.

Carolina Lily. Official state wild flower of North Carolina

North Carolina’s official state wildflower the Carolina Lily grows in 13 southeastern states in dry woodland areas and blooms in July and August.

Garden Thinnings: September 2011 - Topiary hedge. Seemingly permanent, yet in reality a fragile legacy from the past. As much of the moment and of this year as any annual. These art forms are not abandoned on completion, but are reworked and refreshed through an unbroken line from their creation, decades or centuries past.

At home with Edward Scissor-Hands. Topiary in a private garden in North Yorkshire, England // Green Home

Photograph of grass pass through meadow

Great plains: my prairie garden

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