The volunteer group usually lends a hand to local farmers, but today they dug into one woman's backyard tomato garden. Sarah Daughtridge is famous for her heirloom tomatoes and peppers. But after facing a string of health setbacks, she says she was overwhelmed and unable to keep up her plants this year.
Poplar Grove Plantation hosted the areas largest and longest running garden event this weekend.
Folks came out to see the historic sites with their wagons in hand. Vendors and exhibits lined the walkway offering fresh displays and demonstrations.
Beautiful azaleas are known to grow wild and plentiful in Southeastern North Carolina.
But this weekend, members of the Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society showed off a different bloom.
The Annual Rose Tour featured eleven gardens full of various roses. Gardeners say the challenge of growing roses in this area is what makes it so fun. They say these gardens are proof it can be done.