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Gardening 101

  • April 2014

    Want a plant that provides shade as well as a sweet summertime treat? Try a low-maintenance, high-yielding fig tree

  • Add a pop of tropical color with this blooming evergreen shrub

  • Plant this magnolia hybrid for an elegant harbinger of spring.

  • January 2014

    From fast-growing vines to tabletop trees, the Ficus genus offers a variety of foliage styles, whether grown indoors or out

  • December 2013

    Celebrate the season with this easy-to-grow, fragrant perennial


  • October 2013

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


  • September 2013

    Growing as shrubs and trees, pomegranates make for a beautiful and fruitful transition from summer to fall

  • November 2013

    A trifecta of vibrant, easy-to-grow annuals add gorgeous color to the winter garden

  • August 2013

    Thanks to an enterprising young woman, the Lowcountry enjoyed a short but lucrative stint exporting Indigofera tinctoria—and the beautiful blue dye extracted from its leaves—before the plant all but disappeared from our fields.

  • August 2013

    Blanket your garden in Helianthus debilis for an ocean of cheery blooms

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