Category: Landscape

Composting

Composting is controlling the natural decay of organic matter by providing the right conditions for composting critters to convert yard trimmings into a product that can be returned to your...

Oak

Oaks (Quercus species) are important trees in South Carolina. In general, the deciduous species are more common from the Midlands north, while the evergreens favor conditions in the Coastal Plains....

Drying Flowers

Even with the increased popularity of plastic and fiber flowers (silk for example), many people still prefer “the real thing” preserved in a lifelike manner. Flower preservation has...

Hobby Greenhouses

What should a gardener consider when planning to build a small hobby greenhouse? What materials should be used to build it? Does it need heating and cooling? Where can it be placed on the property?...

Sycamore

The sycamore (Platanus species) is a deciduous tree that is often grown for the shade it produces and the handsome bark on its massive trunk. There are 10 species, but this fact sheet will focus on...

Leyland Cypress

Leyland cypress (x Cupressocyparis leylandii) is a large, handsome evergreen that is used extensively in the Southeast. It is a favorite because it is fast growing. It is adapted to all of South...

Japanese Cryptomeria

Japanese cryptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica), or Japanese cedar, is a splendid evergreen that becomes even more handsome as it matures. Although it is not as well-suited to the United States as to...

Euonymus

Euonymus species range from evergreen shrubs such as evergreen euonymus (Euonymus japonicus) to evergreen vines such as wintercreeper euonymus (E. fortunei). Some of the more common species are...

Holly

The Holly (Ilex) genus consists of more than 400 species. Hollies offer a diverse range of plant characteristics. They can be deciduous or evergreen and vary from small (18 inches) to very large...

Juniper

Junipers (Juniperus species) are evergreen coniferous plants with fleshy cones and needlelike or scale-like leaves. They are very popular woody plants because there is a form for almost every...

Laurel

The cherry laurels of the genus Prunus will be discussed in detail. Laurel or sweet bay (Laurus nobilis) and mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) are briefly mentioned. Cherry Laurel or English Laurel...

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