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Grow these shimmery beauties throughout your garden for a winter green space that glows

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

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

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

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

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

Create an edible container garden with a delicious trio of herbs

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
 

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

Plant this magnolia hybrid for an elegant harbinger of spring.

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

 

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

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”

These winter bloomers go sunny side up as temperatures dip

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



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