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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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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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Turn A Small Yard Into A Backyard Oasis

Turn A Small Yard Into A Backyard Oasis

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Those with small backyards or front yards may think that taking a trip to the garden center for landscaping inspiration is something out of their realm of ability. Sure, a small yard isn’t going to allow you the same landscaping design freedom as a property with acres and acres of land, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create your very own backyard oasis with what you do have. With a few tips, that next trip to the garden center can…

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Get Your Landscape Spring Ready At The Garden Center

Get Your Landscape Spring Ready At The Garden Center

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All you need to do to get rid of that winter gloom is to take a trip to the garden center and check out all the color you can put into your landscape for the spring season. In South Carolina, there are a ton of beautiful, colorful, and fragranced options to choose from to decorate your landscape, whether you decide to plant, hang, or display in a vase. A few top picks you can experiment with in your garden this spring are:…

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