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Plant Ornamental Grasses and Bring Interest to your Garden All Year

Plant Ornamental Grasses and Bring Interest to your Garden All Year

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  Ornamental grasses can bring natural color and beauty to a garden all year and are effortless to maintain in the right climate. The southern US, more specifically Charleston, falls in the hardiness zone 8 and 9 range, which gives gardeners ample options when adding to their landscape. Some of the best  ornamental grasses to bring visual interest to your garden are:   Maiden-grass. One of your options is Maiden-grass, which can grow up to eight-feet in height. This grass…

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Camellia Japonica Varieties for the Winter Garden

4 Amazing Camellia Japonica Varieties to Spruce Up the Late Winter Garden

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Camellia Japonica is a type of flowering shrub that is commonly found in the southern United States, including many nationally-recognized gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. One of the compelling advantages of these plants is their late-bloom, which brings color to your landscape during typically-brown or dreary months, when other plants don’t thrive. Four amazing Camellia Japonica varieties to spruce up your late-winter garden are: Camellia japonica ‘Alba Plena’ The ‘Alba Plena’ provides beautiful white flowers with golden stamens in late-winter,…

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Landscape Design Trends We Love

Landscape Design Trends We Love in 2018

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Just because the temperatures have dipped, doesn’t mean your landscape must be drab. Winter in the Carolinas can be colorful and fresh- give your home’s exteriors a fresh face and extended utility with some of 2018’s most-clever design trends. Winter doesn’t need to be drab; brighten up your South Carolina exteriors with these landscape design suggestions: Bring the indoors, out. Don’t let cooler weather dampen outdoor dining; bring the indoor to your outdoor spaces with cozy conversations spaces and eating…

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Camellia Varieties for your Winter Landscape

Three Camellia Varieties that Will Look Incredible in your Winter Landscape

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Want some outdoor color that won’t wane when the weather turns cooler? Camellias are an excellent option, that will thrive and become hardy in most climates and regions. Furthermore, Camellias make excellent borders, screens, and hedges to protect and secure your property, while providing some obscurity for enhancing privacy, too.   Three Camellias that will look wonderful in your winter landscape are:   Camellia ‘Pink Icicle’. The lovely pink icicle Camellia yields 4 ½ -inch blossoms that are a luscious…

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3 Cool Christmas Tree Trends

3 Cool Christmas Tree Trends From 2017

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The holidays fly by in a flash, and soon it will be time to begin decorating your home once more. Borrow some innovation and imagination from some of the Christmas tree trends that made a big splash throughout homes during the 2017 holiday season.   Consider these three cool Christmas tree themes and trends for future displays:   Unconventional tree-toppers. One of the hottest trends in tree-decorating are unique toppers, including DIY tree topper ideas. From simple and rustic to…

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Satsumas: Tasty, zipper-skinned oranges that grow well in Charleston!

Satsumas: These tasty, zipper-skinned oranges grow well in Charleston!

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Plant something that will not only bring you joy to look at, but that will yield something that may become a part of your everyday diet. The southeastern US is the perfect grow zone and climate for Satsuma trees. Satsuma oranges are thin-skinned, which makes them easy to peel. They are a member of the mandarin orange family, which are delicious, often seedless oranges that are also great to use in cooking.   Some of the amazing perks of Satsuma…

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Checking the Freshness of a Christmas Tree

4 Steps to Checking the Freshness of a Christmas Tree

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It may be tough to wait until December to bring in and decorate your Christmas tree, but jumpstarting the season may result in a dry and unsafe tree by Christmas. The best way to predict how long a tree will last is to know when the tree was cut, so ask when buying to ensure freshness and longevity. If you are buying a cut tree, try to determine the freshness of the tree before buying with some simple strategies and…

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Christmas Camellias - Sasanqua

Christmas Camellias – Plant Them Now and Brighten Your Outdoors at Christmas

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Think ahead to the holidays and begin planting for some festive color at Christmas. Christmas Camellias are the perfect choice for a blooming plant that is hardy and resilient, but also lovely and easy to maintain. Augment your typical holiday greenery and wreaths with a pop of purple, pink, and fiery red from camellias to create captivating and colorful curb appeal this season. Three camellias to plant now for brighter Christmas curb appeal later are:   ‘Yuletide’ The Camellia Sasanqua,…

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Four Varieties That Will Look AMAZING in Your Window Box This Fall

Four Varieties That Will Look AMAZING in Your Window Box This Fall

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When the weather turns cooler, enjoy the vibrant colors and lush foliage of your window boxes; that is, if you planted one of these four varieties that come to life in the fall! Talk to your nursery professional to find these four hardy plants that are perfect for a window box and that will brighten up your curb appeal come autumn.   Four varieties that will look amazing in your window box this fall are:   Baby Gem-Dwarf Boxwood Beautiful…

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3 Beautiful Trees to Plant this Fall for Color Next Year

3 Beautiful Trees to Plant this Fall for Color Next Year

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Fall is the perfect time to get outside, enjoy the autumnal air, and plant for next season. Plan-ahead and enjoy springtime color by planting beautiful blooming trees now. Three beautiful trees to plant this fall for color next spring are: Redbud. Redbud trees are small, flowering trees that are native to the eastern United States and Canada. The lovely lavender-colored blooms open in early-spring and it is commonly found in the Southern US, in particular, South Carolina. Redbuds are fairly-small,…

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