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Drought Tolerant Gardening

I think anyone who has lived in the Charlotte area in the past few years can appreciate the meaning of the word drought.  We all…
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Plant a Garden, Grow Butterflies

Who would not be fascinated by these silentious floating jewels? Butterflies are simple to attract, beautiful to observe, and they undergo a life cycle that…
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Easy Tips and Tricks To Safely Control Pests and Disease

beneficial praying mantid As the temperature heats up, the veggies and flowers we so diligently planted in the spring are really starting to jump…and so…
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Caring for Your New Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis orchids are exquisite, exotic and surprisingly easy to care for…the perfect orchid for beginners!
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Caring For Your New African Violet

As one of the most popular flowering houseplants, the African Violet is also very easy to care for.   
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Pruning Roses for Dummies

If you feel intimidated by the thought of tackling the job of pruning your roses, don’t be.  In the words of the celebrated southern gardener…
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Great Plants for the Uncommon Southern Garden

Undoubtedly, there are innumerable interesting and attractive plants species out there.  However, some do not fair well in our steamy climate and others may be…
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Going Native! Great native plants for the Carolina garden

Generally, the term native plant refers to any plant that was present in North America before the time of European settlement.  For the purposes of…
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Featured Plant: Paperbush (Edgeworthia chrysantha)

A "Featured Plant" is a plant of great interest in multiple seasons, a plant with unusual foliage or floral characteristics, or a plant that is…
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Heavenly Hellebores!

There are certain plants that every Southern gardener should have...that being said, please say hello to the amazing Hellebore!  Sometimes called a Christmas Rose or Lenten  Rose (because…
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The Winter Interest Garden

  As gardeners in the South, our mild winters preclude our absence from the outdoors…so why should our gardens not be beautiful in the winter…
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Fabulous Fall Flowers

Go outside, look at your garden in late summer to early fall and describe what you see.  Would you use the phrase “spectacularly colorless,” or perhaps…
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