Category: Landscape

Attracting & Feeding Songbirds

A Primer in Backyard Songbird Conservation Birding has become one of the most popular pastimes in North America. Annually, millions of Americans travel thousands of miles in search of rare and...

Living Christmas Trees

Living Christmas trees are container-grown or balled and burlapped Christmas trees that can be planted as landscape trees after the holiday season. This way of enjoying a Christmas tree is practical...

Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Flowering bulbs like daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and crocus are some of the earliest flowers to appear in gardens each year, some starting to bloom as early as January. Many will bloom and...

Fertilizing Trees & Shrubs

Trees and shrubs are living investments that grow in value each year. The foundation of their longevity starts with selecting and siting adapted plants and proper planting. After the plants become...

Perennial Leadwort

Perennial leadwort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides), also known as hardy plumbago, is a long-blooming, semi-woody perennial from western China that will grow throughout South Carolina. This relatively...

Virginia Sweetspire

This colorful deciduous shrub, Virginia sweetspire or Virginia-willow (Itea virginica), combines beauty with functionality and durability. Fragrant, white flowers adorn this shrub in late spring,...

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

Summary Over 500 weed biotypes (in the world) have developed resistance to specific herbicides. Due to the repeated use of specific herbicides, herbicide-resistant weeds are found in field crops. It...

Understanding Organic Fertility

All crops, turfgrass, or ornamental plants need both macro and micronutrients at sufficient levels to maintain proper plant health and vitality. Fertility can be achieved in different ways and by...

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