Category: In the Garden

To Shear or Not to Shear

Shearing hedges into cubes, globes, and squares is a form of architectural pruning that balances appearance with shrub health. This balancing act is most evident in the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden in...

Spring Is Here, And So Are My Anemones

Anemone coronaria is not your stereotypical spring-blooming face that you see around here. It originated in the Mediterranean regions, and its Greek-origin name is a reference to the wind – hence...

A Healthy Pond Starts in Your Landscape

What leads to a healthy (or unhealthy) pond? Look upstream to find out. Many of the pollution sources that can lead to algae issues, low dissolved oxygen, muddy water, and poor fish habitat in ponds...

Calla Lily

I remember the first time I saw a calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica). I was watching an old Katherine Hepburn movie, “Stage Door.” She swept into the room with an armload of calla lilies and, in...

A Shrub Do-over Involves a Makeover

Do your flowering shrubs need a makeover? Perhaps it’s the overgrown shrub that craves your contact whenever you use the front door or carport. Maybe it’s an old shrub that lost its vitality and...

SC Fruit and Vegetable Field Report

Coastal Region Rob Last reports, “Starting with strawberries, the plant development is taking off with little in the way of disease pressure currently. Flower formation and fruit set are beginning....

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