CAROLINA ARTICLE ARCHIVE

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

JULIE HILL

Front yard flower farm Story By Julie Thompson-Adolf juliesgardendelights.com When a passionate grower moves from a 56-acre Texas farm to a slightly-less-than-half-acre urban property in Greenville, South Carolina, what’s she to do? Rip out the lawn and create a front yard flower farm, of course! Julie Hill, owner of Southern Wild Flowers, a boutique sustainable …

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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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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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PROBLEM SOLVED!

15 common problems in your summer vegetable garden and how to fix them Story by Darren Sheriff Growing your own fruit and vegetables has become more popular due to the organic food movement. The concern over chemicals, bacteria, and other issues are pushing folks into growing their own produce. This is on top of the …

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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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WHY USE CAROLINA NATIVE PLANTS?

Gardeners are constantly looking for ways to make gardening easier and more carefree  “Low maintenance” is often the holy grail for most of us. One of the easiest ways to reduce the “work” of gardening is to use plants native to our states. Because they are adapted to our local environmental conditions, they offer a …

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TONY AVENT

Plants, plans, and advice By Marian St. Clair Tony Avent, founder and proprietor of Juniper Level Botanic Garden in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the world-renowned mail-order nursery, Plant Delights, shares the story of his extraordinary passion for plants, along with his plans for the future and advice for today’s gardeners.  Q. What sparked your interest …

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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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