South Carolina

  • succession of bulbs
    Design

    Plant a Succession of Unique Spring-Flowering Bulbs

    Planting spring-flowering bulbs in fall is an easy way to bring joy to the garden in the following year. This group of plants brings with them tremendous excitement and early…

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    How-To

    3 Easy-to-Grow Fall Crops for the Southeast

    If you haven’t noticed, Americans are good at jumping the gun on fall. By early August my neighbor has already set out her “It’s Fall Y’all” porch sign. The end…

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    How-To

    Managing Powdery Mildew in the Southeast

    Powdery mildew can show up in a variety of plants in the Southeast, including trees, shrubs, perennials, and vegetables. The high humidity that we experience in the Southeast provides just…

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    Article

    Unusual Fall Perennials for the Southeast

    In Andy Brand’s article Unusual Fall Perennials, he discusses some out-of-the-box plant picks for this spectacular time in the garden: “As we reluctantly accept the inevitable and begin preparing our gardens…

  • the best petunias
    Design

    The Best Petunias: Trial Results from Southeast Universities

    My garden is not heavily planted with flowering annuals. I focus more on trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials. However, I can’t resist adding color to my containers and filling blank…

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    How-To

    Tips for Growing Tomatoes in the Southeast

    If you do any vegetable gardening at all in the Southeast, you likely grow tomatoes. Even people who don’t particularly care for tomatoes often can’t resist planting a few every…

  • sun dial in the garden surrounded by plants
    Design

    Carol Ann’s South Carolina Garden

    Today we’re visiting the garden of Carol Ann Bell in Greenville, South Carolina, with photos sent in by her friend Ellen Kirby: My garden has been a respite during the…

  • Black-eyed Susans
    Design

    The Best Black-Eyed Susans for the Southeast

    Gardeners across the world love the North American–native black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta, Zones 3–8), also called gloriosa daisy. This straight species is particularly useful in cottage gardens, meadow landscapes, or…

  • deer and hydrangeas
    How-To

    Do Deer Eat Hydrangeas?

    The arrival of late spring and early summer means just one thing here in New England: hydrangea season. The East Coast is known for the iconic displays those hydrangeas put…

  • Deciduous Trees
    Article

    Unique Deciduous Trees for the Southeast

    I recently drove through a new subdivision in my city. Every new house came with a brand-new tree in the front yard. The contractor special everyone got was a repeat…