Category Archives: Environment

Celebrating the Roots of our North Carolina Garden

A Lesson in Patience I’ve had a quietly satisfying epiphany! After listening to gardeners across the country I began to see how place — geography, environment, climate, soil — defines the character of a garden — and sets the limits. … Continue reading

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Albemarle Sound: Voyage Through Centuries XI

Rising Seas and Sinking Land Nathaniel Batts may have been a recluse when he died in 1679, but he was a virtuoso wheeler-dealer in his younger days as fur trader, land owner, pardoned murderer, serial debtor, swindler, explorer who discovered … Continue reading

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Albemarle Sound: Voyage through the Centuries: Part II

Estuaries: Cradle of Life What is an estuary? In simplest terms, it is a place where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the sea. Under quiet conditions, “lighter” fresh water will float atop “heavier” salt water. But … Continue reading

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