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Grow Vibrant and Fragrant Peony Blossoms 

What You Should Know to Grow Vibrant and Fragrant Peony Blossoms 

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Vibrant peonies in bloom is a beautiful sight. The blooms are huge and fragrant, exuding a sweet smell into the springtime air. There are some tricks to growing healthy and hardy peonies, not difficult, but key to success. Want to grow vibrant, fragrant peony blossoms? Here’s what you need to know: The Blooms Most people are drawn to peonies for their distinctive blooms and memorable fragrance. The blooms are colossal, usually up to ten-inches in diameter, and are found in…

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African Violets Give Beautiful Burst of Color to Your Windowsill

African Violets Give Beautiful Burst of Color to Your Windowsill

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For a year-round splash of color, give African Violets a try. These lovely flowering plants do well inside on a windowsill, needing simply the basics – air, soil, water, and light- to thrive and bloom. Climate Keeping African Violets inside provides more control over the moisture level and temperature, which is key. The ideal environment for African Violets is around 75 degrees during the day, and slightly cooler, around 65 degrees, at night. Violets like a humid environment, around 50%…

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Are your Outside Plants Looking a Little Sad After a Cold Snap?

Are your Outside Plants Looking a Little Sad After a Cold Snap?

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Winter can be tough on your outside plants, even in the mild climate of the Carolinas. Take a slow and thoughtful stroll through your landscape, garden, or greenspace; look for damage, decline, and dead-heads that could indicate exposure to chillier temperatures. Are your outside plants looking a little sad after a cold snap?   Be patient. When perusing your plants, resist the urge to pluck, fix, or prune brown spots that you find on your green plants, shrubs, or trees….

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Create a Vertical Garden to Transform a Boring Wall or Fence

Create a Vertical Garden to Transform a Boring Wall or Fence

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Got limited room for a garden? Don’t let the idyllic climate of the low-country go to waste, even if space is tight. If you lack footage horizontally, consider planting vertically; a vertical garden is a solution for anyone with more of a green-thumb than green-space. Irrigation Irrigation is of the utmost importance when it comes to a vertical garden. Roots can become crowded and dry-out fast; drip irrigation ensures they don’t wither and die. Many of the most popular vertical…

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Late Season Tips to Help Your Garden Rest Through the Winter

Late Season Tips to Help Your Garden Rest Through the Winter

By | Fall Tips, Home Gardening Advice, Winter | No Comments

It pays to put your garden to rest before the winter, even in the mild climate of the Carolinas. Consider maintaining your winter garden in the fall, to ensure hardy and prosperous plants, beds, and landscapes in the spring. Help your garden rest through the winter with these late-season tips: Harvest what you can. Now is the time to harvest and gather what you can from your garden before the first frost. Pick and dry your herbs, flowers, and seeds,…

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Fill Your Fall Garden with Short-Season Annuals to Maintain a Beautiful Look

Fill Your Fall Garden with Short-Season Annuals to Maintain a Beautiful Look

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There are certain times of year that benefit from the planting of short-season annuals; short-season annuals have a shorter life than other annuals and a fairly-narrow temperature tolerance during their peak. These annuals aren’t intended to thrive in extreme conditions or weather, but rather to serve other colorful purposes in your landscape. Maintain a beautiful look and fill your garden with short-season annuals: Create Diversity Short-season annuals allow you to create diverse displays and utilize flora and foliage that is…

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Fall is the Best Time to Plant in the South Carolina Climate

Fall is the Best Time to Plant in the South Carolina Climate

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Did you know that fall is the best season for planting many varieties of flowers, foliage, and produce in the Carolinas? Summer may be over, but many landscape design experts agree that there are many reasons why fall is the best time to plant across the Southeastern United States: There are less pests. You will encounter fewer weeds and fewer pests during fall planting, which is a nice reprieve in the southern US. This also gives your plants a better…

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Growing the Right Plants is Key to a Successful Southern Fall Garden

Growing the Right Plants is Key to a Successful Southern Fall Garden

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If you live in the Carolinas, fall isn’t the end of a colorful and successful garden. In fact, this climate is ideal for many plants, perennials, and foliage that brings color and curb appeal to any property.  Distinguish your yard and garden with landscaping tips for the best fall garden options for the southeastern hardiness zone. Growing the right plants is key to a successful southern fall garden: Select shrubs. Shrubs are a great way to go when the weather…

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How to Grow a Cutting Garden for All Seasons

How to Grow a Cutting Garden for All Seasons

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The southeastern United States is the perfect climate for year-round foliage and flora, which also makes cutting gardens a viable possibility. Imagine being able to trim and cut your own fresh flowers for arrangements, centerpieces, and bouquets – any time you choose! The mild climate and warm weather make it feasible to clip and create floral displays any season, when you keep a couple things in-mind. Grow your own cutting garden for fresh flowers and creations year-round: Can you grow…

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Tackle Those Tough Summer Weeds

Tackle Those Tough Summer Weeds

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Summer in the south means a lot of things, but to landscapers and homeowners, it can equate to some tough summer weeds. Treating these summer invaders may seem like a never-ending task, but it is key in keeping your own yard and garden from becoming smothered and choked. Be prepared for the tough summer weeds that threaten your plants and greenspaces: Southeastern weeds are common. Weeds can be an issue in the southeastern states and it is important to know…

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