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September 2018
Finding wonder and welcome in Charleston’s hidden alleys

July 2018
Today’s fake plants go undercover with ease, giving you an organic look—with no responsibility

June 2018
Create a container kids can play with, and lessons in sun, rain, and earth will come naturally

December 2017

December 2017
What will you be giving your true loves this holiday season? We used the old English carol as inspiration for a variety...

September 2017
During periods of drought, folks uninitiated in the magical ways of Pleopeltis polypodioides may spy the epiphyte fern’...

July 2017
Kokedama re-imagines the potted plant, wrapping it in a fresh package and elevating it to new heights

March 2017
The stout, cinnamon-colored bird officially dubbed Thryothorus ludovicianus is a year-round Lowcountry resident—a...

October 2016
Finding natural beauty and winged wonders on Little St. Simons, a hunting lodge-turned-eco-minded getaway

September 2016
Rarely viewed and never-before-seen works by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, aka “Cousin Alice,” will be reunited at...

September 2016
This graceful member of the heron family (Egretta thula) is distinguished from other tall white wading birds by its...

April 2016
A new text traces Southern drinking—and debunks a few myths along the way

March 2016
Native to rivers, inlets, and bays, the osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is one of the Lowcountry’s most admired and...

February 2016
Towering over 65 feet high, this majestic Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) is said to be the oldest living thing...

December 2016

November 2015
With large, trumpet-shaped blooms, amaryllis make festive additions to your December decor when planted now

August 2015
Barbe-guru Robert Moss’ new tome guides us to the Carolinas’ tastiest ’cue

June 2015
Create a wetland-inspired container garden to reap the benefits of the season’s sun and showers

May 2015
Filmmaker Julie Dash, celebrated for elevating African-American heritage on the silver screen, is chronicling the...

April 2015
One writer’s annual search for native spring wildflowers evokes memories of her Lowcountry upbringing and her beloved...

November 2014
These sturdy four-poster beds—named for the decorative motif of intricately carved rice sheaves on the bedposts—date to...

April 2014
Magnificent live oaks define our landscape, offering poetic structure to our vistas, shade on scorching summer days,...

February 2014

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

September 2013
Local art enthusiasts Michele and Mike Seekings team up with muralist Karl Beckwith Smith to update a grand 1850s...

September 2013
Herb Parker sculpts found objects and natural materials alike into works of art that inspire dialogue

July 2013
How to transform a late-1700s cotton warehouse-turned 1950s residence into a home perfectly suited to Holy City living...

July 2013
Make a bold statement in containers or garden beds with a variety of no-fuss, no-muss, water-saving succulents

June 2013
30 fun, cultural, educational, and downright quirky destinations for sunny-day adventures