NC Botanical Secret Revealed
Each little “pup” is ready to plant.
Who knew that Appalachian State University (ASU) has some amazing greenhouses and conservatory tucked away a couple of miles from campus, behind a commercial area in Bonne, NC.
I had the opportunity to tour this wonderful ASU facility and see plants from, literally, every country in the world. There were so many unusual and amazing varieties. We had a crash course in plant adaptation and got up close and personal with plants that mimic rocks, house ant farms, emit unpleasant odors, and produce mini-me offspring all by themselves. We had botany and world geography lessons rolled into one.
They have two plant sales a year (usually May and September) and also offer some public classes; volunteers are needed and welcome.
For more information contact Greenhouse Manager Jerry Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org