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Figs are a wonderful fruit, however they are infrequently found in grocery stores as they have a short shelf life. To enjoy figs, the author suggests planting fig trees. The Brown Turkey and Celeste fig varieties grow well in North Carolina. While colder winters have been detrimental to North Carolina fig plants, the author urges readers to be patient as the plants will return. Suggestions for plant placement and growing conditions are included in the article.
The Legacy Demonstration Garden, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, was created by Master Gardeners to educate, demonstrate, and inspire locals through small scale landscaping and gardening. The group of 170 plus volunteers meets regularly and hosts events throughout the year to get community members involved.
While North Carolina’s temperatures may be temperate, gardeners can still enjoy outdoor tropical gardens by choosing hardy species. Working with North Carolina’s hardiness zones, the author provides a list of tropical and tropical looking plants well suited to North Carolina’s weather. Suggestions are also made for indoor/outdoor container gardens.