Category: In the Garden

Floating Wetlands for a Healthy Pond

Looking for a way to provide fish habitat in your pond? How about an option to reduce excess nutrients and help deter nuisance algae blooms? Interested in finding a new way to incorporate native...

A Fascinating Discovery 

Nature is always intriguing, often beautiful, but occasionally it is rather creepy and somewhat gruesome. We found this little insect body under a tree on the Natural Heritage Trail at the South...

What’s a Livestake?

If you’re looking for an inexpensive and easy way to re-establish vegetation along a waterway, livestakes are for you! Livestake installation is a method of propagation that uses cuttings from a...

What’s Happening with Hemp

A thriving hemp industry is emerging in South Carolina despite some growing pains. When the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) received approval for the state hemp plan under the USDA...

Growing Gold in the Winter Landscape

I’ve made it clear in this blog that Winter is my least favorite season. Therefore, I always seek winter-blooming flowers to raise my spirits. However, before the yellow-flowered daffodils bloom to...

In Memory of Rick Berry

The horticultural world lost Rick Berry, a remarkable plantsman, in November. I had the honor of being Rick’s friend and sharing years of plant exchanges and stories. Looking back, my last visit in...

Boxwood Bronzing Blues

Even boxwoods get the winter blues, bronzing blues, that is. Boxwoods (Buxus spp.) are broadleaf evergreen plants that boldly retain their foliage in the winter months, unlike deciduous plants that...

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