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
Posted on July 15, 2016, in North Carolina, USA, Western North Carolina and tagged Adaptive Plants, Appalachian State University, Boone, Botany, Gardens, Greenhouses, North Carolina, Western North Carolina. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.