Pruning Crape Myrtles

Pruning Crape Myrtles

Call the Police! A MURDER has been committed…CRAPE MURDER, that is! You’ve seen them around town, with the huge knots and multiple shoots becoming a mass on each branch. Don’t let your beautiful Crape Myrtle be a victim of this pruning crime. The...
Pruning Roses

Pruning Roses

Roses bring amazing color to your landscape from early summer to frost. Whether you enjoy cutting the long stemmed blooms of the Hybrid Tea roses, the bursting mass of color from Floribunda, Grandiflora, and Knock Out roses, or their multitudes of fragrances, the...
Growing Citrus in South Carolina

Growing Citrus in South Carolina

Is there anything better than fresh lemon or lime in a Margarita or a tall glass of Iced Tea? Well, there is… if you harvested that lemon or lime from your own tree! Yes, you can do it here in the south, with just a little TLC. Because of frost and freezing...
Derrick Gunter’s Heirloom Tomatoes

Derrick Gunter’s Heirloom Tomatoes

Derrick Gunter & Radiator Charlie Knew A Good Thing When They Saw It By Tom Poland Robert Clark and I were on the road running down a story, a story about land, a farmhouse, and tomatoes, a story of war, old ways, and survivors of sorts. On a hot, humid July...
A Taste of the Tropics with Houseplants

A Taste of the Tropics with Houseplants

Bring the bright and sunny feeling of a tropical vacation to your home with the addition of a few new houseplants. A perfect home décor addition, houseplants not only enhance ambiance, they also cleanse and freshen air. Studies have also shown that the presence of...
Dealing With Summer Heat and Drought

Dealing With Summer Heat and Drought

Because plants require moisture to grow and thrive, your garden will probably suffer during periods of low rainfall and intense heat. Insufficient soil moisture will result in smaller flowers and fruit, stunted plant growth, decreased root development and increased...