Wicked Plants Exhibit at the NC Arborteum

If you’re into unique and interesting plants, here’s a rather unique and interesting exhibit to see while you’re in our neck of the woods — Wicked Plants — based on Amy Stewart’s best-selling book, Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Abraham Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities. The exhibit is showing at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville through September 3.

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2012 Sourwood Festival is August 11-12

2012 Sourwood Festival logo by George White

The 35th annual Sourwood Festival in Black Mountain is just one month away. {Can you believe the year is going by this fast?!} The Sourwood Festival is a big-time small town mountain festival, with 200 vendors that you can browse, handmade arts and crafts, music, great food, activities for kids, and honey, honey, honey.

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Asheville Makes List of Affordable Summer Road Trips

Asheville and western North Carolina are often on top ten lists (top ten cities for art, top ten places to retire, top ten cities for beer lovers, and the list of lists goes on, and on, and on…). Now, Asheville has been recognized as one of ten affordable summer driving destinations by weather.com. Specifically, they give a shout out to the Atlanta-to-Asheville road trip, which is just under four hours.

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