Author: David Bradshaw

Summer Squash

Planting Summer squash (Cucurbita pepo) is a warm-season crop that grows best at average temperatures between 65 and 75 °F. Squash seeds do not germinate well in cold soil. In the spring, do not...

Peanut

The peanut (Arachis hypogaea) is a tropical plant that originated in South America. It is a self-pollinating plant that looks like a yellow-flowered, low sweet pea bush growing slightly higher than...

Heirloom Vegetables

Heirloom vegetables are defined in several ways. Some consider heirlooms to be any vegetable cultivars that have been grown for a certain length of time. Other people consider vegetables to be truly...

Ginger Lily

Ahh, wow the fragrance of the ginger lily. It’s too bad you can’t smell it there. I’ll just linger here while I inhale deeply. The ginger lily is a perennial and it’s just...

Eucalyptus

If you’ve visited the Fran Hanson Discovery Center here at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, you’ve ridden right by one of the unusual trees here. I’ve heard, well I’ve...

Display Garden

I really like the layout of the Annual and Perennial Garden here in the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The curly hazelnut is a focal point right about the center of the garden but there are these...

Xeriscape Garden

Were here in the Xeriscape Garden at the SC Botanical Gardens and we were thinking about if you are trying to decide where to put your plants this little Pintos is a good one for it. Being in the...

Begonias

Fibrous-rooted begonias come in every texture and color practically. I just love this angel wing begonia with its bright red flowers and a little bit of yellow stamens in the center. They just have...

African Zinnia

We’re here at the Fran Hansen Discovery Center in the South Carolina Botanical Garden and I like to stand back and get the bigger view sometimes, so look across the valley there and see the...

Potato

Potatoes are a very easy and fun crop to grow in the home garden. White-skinned and red-skinned potatoes can be grown as an early crop for new potatoes and as a late crop for storage. Choose an...

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