CAROLINA ARTICLE ARCHIVE

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

TOM JOHNSON

Romantic garden expert Story and Photos by PJ Gartin Tom Johnson, executive director of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, is not only a tenacious horticulturist; he’s also a modest man. However, don’t let his, “Aww shucks ma’am, I’m just a poor farm boy,” demeanor fool you. Although this former Perry, Georgia, Future Farmers of America member …

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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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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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CURB APPEAL

With attention to detail and composition you can create an outstanding front yard with considerable curb appeal Story and Photos by PJ Gartin Curb appeal: We think we know it when we see it, but does this term – first coined by realtors in the mid-1970s – have an objective definition, or do we all …

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IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN FLORIDA

‘Florida Sunshine’ yellow anise tree Story by Clara A. Curtis There’s never a dull day in the garden as long as you have a ‘Florida Sunshine’ yellow anise tree. With its brightly colored chartreuse leaves and red stems, this southeastern native is sure to brighten a woodland garden or enliven shady to partly sunny corners. …

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LITTLE BITES

Grow your own cherry tomatoes Story by Darren Sheriff Nothing beats the taste of a vine-ripened tomato picked right off the plant and eaten out of hand. The joy of a tomato sandwich with mayo and black pepper on a warm summer day is another one of those treats that just can’t be beat. Tomatoes …

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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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PUT SOME SPARKLE IN YOUR SOIL

Innovative ways to use annuals in your landscape Story by Kelly Bledsoe Whether your garden is a set of containers on a city balcony or an extensive country plot, annuals add color wherever you need it. And let’s face it … a garden just isn’t a garden without flowers! Even if vegetables are your passion, …

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YULETIDE CAMELLIA

Story by Clara A. Curtis Many Southern gardeners may have had their fill of camellias, but not this gardening gal. When I spied this winter-hardy camellia hybrid with red flowers, I was set on having a specimen plant in my entry garden. Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’ is hardy in my Zone 6 garden in partly shaded …

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