CAROLINA ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Below you will find our growing collection of Carolina-specific articles. Enjoy!

DR. RICHARD PORCHER

A family tradition in botany Story by PJ Gartin  Photos by Richard Porcher Dr. Richard Porcher comes from a long line of gentlemen planters who embrace scientific knowledge. His family has been part of the agrarian fabric of Berkeley County, South Carolina, for centuries. However, he doesn’t view his zest for botanical adventure as simply …

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A GOOD START

Growing your own winter vegetable transplants Story by Darren Sheriff www.facebook.com/TheREALCitrusGuy I know, I know, it is just getting to be summer … you probably haven’t even gotten your Fourth of July plans solid yet, but ‘tis the season to think winter veggies. You will want or need to start planning ahead so that your …

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BENEATH THE CANOPY

Planting underneath your landscape trees Story by Karen Neill Under the trees is where you will find me as we head into the hot summer months. Trees play an important role in our landscapes, providing much needed shade. Proper placement can also mean energy savings. You can reduce summer air conditioning costs by up to …

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BARRENWORT

Story and Photos by Clara A. Curtis I’ve written about and gardened with this little-known ground cover for many years, yet I believe Epimedium need a Pied Piper to call attention to their variety and flexibility in garden designs. The genus is not widely known. According to Tony Avent, a well known plant evangelist and …

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BRIE ARTHUR

Leading the foodscape revolution Story by Julie Thompson-Adolf, juliesgardendelights.com Photo by Elizabeth Galecke, elizabethgalecke.com Revolutions often begin quietly. Gathering insurgents, organizing covert meetings, planning protests, planting arugula among violas … For many homeowners, creating edible gardens in their front yards is viewed as an act of homeowners’ association treason. Neighborhood associations strive to maintain or …

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OUTSMART THOSE CRITTERS!

10 ways to safeguard fruit and vegetable gardens Story by Nan K. Chase Deer, possums, raccoons, groundhogs, squirrels, birds, bears, and more deer. Not to mention Japanese beetles, cabbage moths, and other destructive insects. With endless garden pests, it’s a wonder anything at all grows to a harvestable size. And the better the vegetable garden …

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GOING BANANAS FOR PEPPERS

Banana peppers not only add flavor to your meals, but they add bright pops of color to the garden Story by Darren Sheriff @TheREALCitrusGuy on Facebook Tropical fruits have always been a passion of mine, so when asked about veggies, I sometimes like to mix the two and mess with people’s heads. Today, we will …

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OUTDOOR HANGOUTS

Creating cozy spaces in your landscape Story and Photos by PJ Gartin Whether it’s an impromptu gathering under a poolside umbrella or shooting the breeze with friends around a picnic table, people are drawn to intimate outdoor spaces. Amenities such as patios, balconies, courtyards, front porches, and conversation pits add intimacy to landscapes. Our desire …

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BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN

‘Strawberry Blonde’ French marigold Story by Clara A. Curtis Now why would I choose to feature such a humdrum, pedestrian, and easy to grow garden annual? Color and ease were my inspirations. The pastel peachy pink with yellow and gold undertone petals of ‘Strawberry Blonde’ French marigold change color over the season: pinky yellow tones …

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