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The high-climbing flame lily brings intense color to the garden

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

Container gardens aren’t just for pretty blooms—you can put them to work for your taste buds, too! Garden editor Joan McDonald creates three beautiful and edible combinations, sharing a culinary how-to for each

Take a curator-led tour through the Lowcountry’s architectural and decorative arts history via these distinctive gems, which have been carefully preserved and are mostly on exhibit in local collections

Charleston is a hotbed for handcrafted home goods. Meet some of the area’s most talented artisans and peek at their products, designed and fabricated right here in the Holy City

If you’ve roamed the streets around Colonial Lake, you’re sure to know the graceful antebellum home at 67 Rutledge Avenue, painted pink and boasting a broad front porch with Moorish arches framed in latticework. This spring, you may even have noticed that the porch was dressed with inviting new furnishings and that a sign out front proclaimed the 1852 residence as the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc.’s (CSOL®) 37th annual Designer Showhouse. Seventeen interior designers donated their time to transform 12 rooms for a month of tours that raised funds for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as well as CSOL® educational and outreach programs. Here, take a peek at the rooms through the designers’ eyes

Have limited space in your yard? Tired of the same old terra cotta pots? Garden editor Joan McDonald teaches us how to get creative, and crafty, with three do-it-yourself container gardening projects

Recycle unwanted silver-plate pieces or garage-sale finds into interesting and elegant containers

Give plain clay pots botanical pizzazz with this easy cast-leaf project

Reach new heights with vertical gardens—living “paintings” for patios, porches, or outdoor rooms


How to transform a late-1700s cotton warehouse-turned 1950s residence into a home perfectly suited to Holy City living, circa-2013? With smart color choices, room-heightening design elements, and just-right furnishings from local stores, that’s how! Find out what solutions eight interior designers—and one pro green thumb—used in creating the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc.’s (CSOL®) 36th annual Designer Showhouse at 4 South Adgers Wharf. This spring, it raised $90,000 for the CSOL®—now, cash in on the ideas it holds for your own home

As garden enthusiasts gear up for Charleston Horticultural Society’s Plantasia festival (April 12 & 13) and its inaugural Spring Window Box Contest, we tasked three green-thumbed pros with creating wildly different, awe-inspiring window-box designs, perfect for a variety of scenes and styles

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

Seattle transplants awaken a sleepy creekside residence with a lively mix of tropical plants, crisp neutrals, and an abiding appreciation for life outdoors.

Retired physician and green hobbyist Gene Johnson transforms an outdated downtown yard into a lush, open-air living room for its part-time, Spoleto-loving owners