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Ivy

Ivy plants include English ivy (Hedera helix), Algerian ivy (Hedera canariensis), and Persian ivy (Hedera colchina). Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) is an unrelated climbing plant used in...

Growing Roses

Few flowering plants can match the beauty, versatility and popularity of the rose. Height/Spread Roses range in size from tiny miniatures of 8 inches tall to tree climbing giants that will reach 50...

Peonies

The large showy, flowers of peonies are produced in mid-to late spring. Many colors and flower forms are available. Because winter chilling is required for dormancy, peonies often do not perform...

Tall Fescue

Cool-season grasses grow well during the cool (60 to 75 °F) months of the year. They may undergo stress, become dormant or be injured during the hot months of summer and may require significantly...

Geranium

Annual geraniums are popular for their wide range of brilliant flower color and attractive leaves. They can be grown as bedding plants and in containers on decks and patios, in hanging baskets, or...

Annual Vinca

With heat, drought and poor soil tolerance, annual vinca (Catharanthus roseus), also known as Madagascar periwinkle, is a very popular annual in South Carolina. Height/Spread The plants grow 1 or 2...

Mowing Lawns

Lawn grasses need to be mowed properly. This chore is often taken for granted unless you realize that mowing directly affects the health and quality of a lawn. When mowing a lawn, important factors...

Growing Grass in Shade

One of the most common problems the homeowner must face is growing grass in the shade. There are not many solutions to the problems associated with growing turf in the shade, but guidelines have...

Watering Shrubs and Trees

Even the healthiest shrubs and trees planted in the most ideal conditions need a substantial amount of time, care and proper irrigation to become established in the landscape. During the...

Tree Selection

Prepared by Bob Polomski, Extension Consumer Horticulturist, and Debbie Shaughnessy, HGIC Information Specialist, Clemson University. (New 01/99.)

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