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Charleston Citrus

Charleston Citrus: Plant Now for Delicious Fruit this Fall

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Enjoy a taste of summer well into the fall by planting citrus trees now; many delicious citrus fruits are native to Charleston and thrive in the southeastern US climate. When you visit your local garden center, ask the planting professionals about some options that you have when it comes to citrus.   Some hardy and widely available citrus for your landscaping include:   Red Navel Oranges.   Red Naval Orange are an excellent choice for the Carolinas with a peak…

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Six Must-Plant Perennials this Spring

Six Perennials that are a Must-Plant this Spring

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Part of the beauty of perennials is the year-round color and ability to completely change your garden or bed with endless combinations and variations. Some may bloom for a few weeks and other perennials will last the whole season. This spring, plant perennials, with attention to those that will re-bloom in the mild climate and warm temperatures of the southeastern United States.   Six must-plant perennials this spring are:   Dianthus. Dianthus is a blooming perennial that you might imagine…

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Four Raised Bed Design Ideas To Build This Spring

Four Raised Bed Design Ideas To Build This Spring

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The southeastern United States can get a lot of rain in the winter and spring, which makes raised beds a prudent option here. Raising your garden beds also makes them a lot less back-breaking to maintain, while keeping wildlife and animals away. When looking for raised bed ideas, think about things that you might already have that could create the perfect framework for your beds- at little to no cost! Talk with a landscape professional about the best plants to…

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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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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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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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