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Camellias

May 2017
Activism, art, and a flood of urgency inform and awaken the work of Mary Edna Fraser

April 2017
From their downtown single house and courtyard garden, Monica and Ken Seeger adopt an inclusive entertaining policy

March 2017
What’s happening this month?

Learn how one couple turned a suburban green space into an Asian contemplative garden

April 2016
Jenny and Michael Messner nurture a bold, green future for Charleston, from the Low Line to Laurel Island, wherever...

March 2016
Dying to bring some spring vibrance to the wintery landscape? Start with a brightly blooming mailbox planter

December 2016

August 2015
Tranquil beauty reigns in local David Rawle’s labor of love, the new Theodora Park in Ansonborough

February 2015
In February, this cold-hardy evergreen shrub or tree fills gardens of the Lowcountry with a welcome blaze of color,...

January 2015
In the French Quarter, a preservation-minded couple restores two adjoined 19th-century townhomes into a graceful single...

October 2014
A local businesswoman and community volunteer turns a 1956 residence into the contemporary home of her dreams—without...

Bette Mueller-Roemer puts decades of ceramics study to work in her vibrant raku pottery

April 2014
A neglected lot gets a makeover, including a new home and private garden that blend seamlessly by design    

October 2013
Enjoy evergreen foliage, fall flowers, and even a caffeinated tea from this lesser-known camellia  

Pro green thumbs Casey and Robert O’Dell carve out a bustling backyard oasis fit for family and creatures alike

February 2013
Restoring the historic camellias of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

April 2012

February 2012
A revered family, a renowned plantation, and a reclaimed legacy are the ties that bind at the Middleton family reunion

April 2011
One couple’s James Island garden comes of age

April 2011
Local horticulturists and volunteers gear up to save a national treasure

April 2007
In the town of Bishopville, South Carolina, on three acres of former cornfields, one extraordinary man has planted and...

April 2010
Remembrances from a year spent gathering and arranging the floral bounty of Lowcountry gardens—adapted from Southern...

April 2010
Retired physician and green hobbyist Gene Johnson transforms an outdated downtown yard into a lush, open-air living...

December 2009
Gift yourself some together time during a leisurely pedal at Magnolia Plantation

October 2009
A resilient Victorian traces its roots to a prominent Charleston family known for their high-profile houses

April 2009
Priceless antique prints showcase a sampling of the flora that put our city on the botanical map—specimens that still...

March 2009
Finding high design and old-fashioned charm in Savannah, our sister city to the south

December 2008
Tucked into a narrow lot along Tradd Street, the entrance garden to a one-time kitchen house mixes formal elements with...

May 2009
Going overboard to make flowers look good is akin to hanging Christmas lights around an East Battery manse to ensure it...