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Gardening 101

  • November 2014

    Brighten the cool season garden with Salvia officinalis’ uncommon beauty and culinary utility

  • October 2014

    Plant daffodil bulbs this fall and, in a few months, their cheerful blooms will signal warmer weather to come

  • September 2014

    This beloved shrub lives up to its botanical name—Osmanthus fragrans—offering dainty clusters of heady blooms

  • July 2014

    Plant coneflowers for eye-catching beds that attract birds, bees, and butterflies

  • June 2014

    When it comes to these showy bloomers, options abound. Pick the hydrangea variety that will thrive in your green space.

  • May 2014

    Create an edible container garden with a delicious trio of herbs

  • April 2014

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

  • 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


  • November 2013

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

  • 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

  • August 2013

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

  • 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.

  • July 2013

    Make a bold statement in containers or garden beds with a variety of no-fuss, no-muss, water-saving succulents

  • June 2013

    Plant a different kind of hibiscus, one that loves the Lowcountry swelter and can add zest to a summer salad

  • May 2013

    Do your outdoor spaces need a quick lift? Geraniums come in a rainbow of colors and a variety of scents that can enliven any sunny spot

  • April 2013
  • April 2013

    Considering a citrus tree? Check out this lush evergreen. Kumquats fare well in the Lowcountry and produce a bounty of petite fruit that pack a punch of flavor

  • February 2013

    Plant nasturtium seeds this month for a punch of color in the garden and a peppery bite on the plate

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