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Seven Flowers and How They Shaped the World

Have you ever been asked to name your favorite flower as you walked a visitor through your garden? For most gardeners, the answer would depend on the season and the location in which the question was asked. The beauty of irises in spring, roses in summer, asters in fall, or hellebores in winter would probably […]

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The Camellia: 5 Easy Steps to Grow This Southern Beauty

Camellias have been one of the mainstays of the Southern garden since they were first brought to Charleston, S.C. in the 1740s by Andre Michaux, the famous French botanist, for his friend Henry Middleton. The handsome evergreen foliage and stunning array of red, pink and white flowers have charmed and enthralled us ever since. The […]

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Growing Goldenrod – Fall’s Golden Wands

According to Aesop’s Fables, “a man is known by the company he keeps.” While there may be truth in the adage, guilt by association is not always fair or valid. In the case of goldenrods (Solidago spp) the proximity of its bloom time to that of another plant has led to near exclusion of this […]

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Cool Greens for the Connoisseur Gardener

People love tomatoes and corn, but personally I am happy when summer is over and I can grow my favorite fall vegetable greens. They are far superior to store bought greens. And if I am willing to replant if it gets too hot, and cover these when it freezes, I can often keep them growing […]

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