Category: In the Garden

Winter Hazel

One of my favorite late winter blooming shrubs is Winter Hazel (Corylopsis spicata). It is a deciduous shrub that flowers in my Upstate garden in late February to early March. The fragrant flowers...

Bradford and Callery Pear

Every spring, all over South Carolina, we see yards, abandoned lots, natural areas, roadsides, and, in some cases, forests fill with white flowers. These first white flowers of the year are nearly...

Fire! 

Fire destroys, but it also purifies and enriches. For thousands of years, indigenous people used fire to manipulate the landscape. Burning was used to clear land for farming and settlement, maintain...

Wood Hyacinth

I’m always looking for blue flowering plants to add to my garden. Blue is an elusive flower color, so Wood Hyacinths (Hyacinthoides hispanica) are one of my favorite spring flowering bulbs to add...

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