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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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The ONE Thing You Can Do to Make Your Mole Problem Go Away

The ONE Thing You Can Do to Make Your Mole Problem Go Away

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It can be rewarding to produce lush, hardy gardens, but frustrating when you detect an issue with pests. Moles are small rodents that can wreak havoc on your landscaping, yard, and gardens; they burrow and dig trenches or lawn ridges, pulling vegetation down into their tunnel as they go. Moles only grow to be around six-to-eight inches long and weigh less than four-pounds, but they can cause plenty of trouble on your property. Think you might have a mole? The…

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3 Amazing Plants That Bloom in Hot Weather Adding Late Summer Color

3 Amazing Plants That Bloom in Hot Weather Adding Late Summer Color

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Just because it is late in the summer doesn’t mean your garden has to lose its alluring color. Enjoy late summer color in your garden, yard, and landscape with some hardy flowers that bloom in the heat of the southeastern US into autumn. Three amazing plants that bring late summer color to your outdoor spaces are: Lantana Lantana likes full-sun, good drainage, and to be kept moist but not wet to prevent root-rot. Lantana will bloom from spring until frost,…

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Plants for Sale and the Convenience of Container Gardening

Plants for Sale and the Convenience of Container Gardening

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Container gardening is an alternative to traditional gardening that, perhaps obviously, involves growing plants exclusively in containers rather than the garden or ground. Practicing container gardening means you can grow both edible and non-edible plants, and the containers used can be virtually anything around the home.  It just needs to be portable, enclosed, and small enough to sufficiently hold and care for the plants of your choosing. Container gardening is convenient because it can be practiced almost anywhere.  It is…

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The Fundamentals of Gardening and Your Local Garden Center

The Fundamentals of Gardening and Your Local Garden Center

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Planting a garden can be the fun and rewarding hobby you have been looking for and can be easily learned if you are just a beginner. Gardening can also be a great activity the whole family can get involved in.  It can bring you closer together and offer the chance to teach your children how nature works. Seeds or Plants You can begin gardening with either planting seeds or grown plants that you can find at your local garden center….

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The Beauty of Ground Cover and Vines

Elevate your Landscape Design with Ground Cover and Vines

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Landscape design is one element of your home that should never be overlooked. Good landscaping can make the property aesthetically pleasing while adding value to the property and can enhance the yard and take advantage of the space, light, and other elements of the yard. Before choosing any ground cover or vines for your landscape design, it is best to determine which would be suitable for your particular yard and landscaping needs. Maintenance of the ground covers and vines should…

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