CAROLINA ARTICLE ARCHIVE

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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