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Gardening 101

  • April 2012

    Tour three local greenhouses where dedicated gardeners create a nurturing refuge for their prized plants - and themselves

  • April 2012
  • April 2012

    Ever tasted a tomato sun-warmed and sweet, straight off the vine? Or savored a carrot plucked right from the earth? Food is a mighty motivator, with the power to not only fuel our bodies but also draw us together. “People have a hunger for connecting with each other and to something that’s green and alive,” says Elizabeth Beak, urban green space guru and owner of Crop Up consulting firm. “No matter their race, language, age, or socioeconomic situation, people gather around food.” And in the face of a wilted economy and health blight, Lowcountry residents of all backgrounds are establishing strong roots together in shared gardens of eatin’, hidden among city blocks and tucked onto school campuses. Here, meet four green-thumbed groups who are giving a whole new meaning to the term “community-supported agriculture”

  • April 2012
  • November 2011

    These winter bloomers go sunny side up as temperatures dip

  • March 2011
  • March 2011

    These old-school brambles are easy to grow and worth their weight in green-thumb gold

  • October 2010

    Perfectly suited for autumn’s temperate weather, silver-sprigged Russian sage is a low-maintenance beauty

  • March 2010

    Petite, abundantly flowering Knock Outs are the equivalent of roses for dummies

  • October 2009

    The do's and don'ts of growing the cool-weather loving plant

     

  • May 2009

    Going overboard to make flowers look good is akin to hanging Christmas lights around an East Battery manse to ensure it gets noticed. Some things are best left alone. But when it comes to turning out a brilliant floral display, there are a few basics—for these, we asked floral editor Janet Porcher Gregg to weigh in with a few of her guiding principles

  • March 2009

    Prized for their heat- and drought-hardiness, these leggy blooms are the perfect perennial for any gardener who wants to get plenty of lowmaintenance bang for their buck

  • March 2009

    Gussying up your homefront doesn’t have to be an over-priced overhaul left to next season (or the next); Scott Parker of landscape architecture firm DesignWorks offers easy, can’t-miss tips for enlivening your exterior one step at a time

  • March 2009
  • March 2009

    What are some of the main players in the Wagener Terrace space? Joan and Chad McDonald list their garden’s standouts

  • December 2008

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

  • December 2008

    Landscape designer Donna Cox offers tips for keeping your garden looking good regardless of the season

  • October 2008

    Looking to make your own roadside rescues? Ries offers these tips for filling your landscapes with other people’s leftover plants

  • September 2008

    Do we gravitate toward plants that share our own personality traits? Musings on our horticultural kindred spirits

  • September 2008

    Rescued from trash heaps and handed down from friends, plants of all provenance are right at home in Jane Ries’ West Ashley garden

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