NC Botanical Garden

Slowing Down

The idea of fast-growing vegetables and plants is implied in every advertisement for some brands of fertilizers, compost, or other soil additives. If the particular product and the chemicals inside it are added to the soil, plants will produce more fruits and vegetables because they will grow stronger, higher, hardier and faster.

Saving Our Pollinators

Pollinators are the motor the plant world depends on. These insects, birds and bats allow plants to reproduce and make the fruits and other foods we enjoy. They are everywhere, but they are also in decline. While crop scientists research exactly what is hurting these animals, the NC Botanical Garden is holding an exhibit called "Saving Our Pollinators" to educate the public.