Landscape Design Made Simple

Landscape Design Made Simple

The word “design” can be a bit daunting to most of us.  We immediately think of complex rules and requirements, scientific and/or architectural aspects, and then there’s the artistic element, which can be most intimidating.  There is certainly much to learn in the...
So, What’s A Succulent?

So, What’s A Succulent?

The word succulent comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning juice or sap. By definition, succulents are plants with leaves, stems or roots that are thickened, fleshy, and engorged, usually to retain water in dry soil conditions. Water-storing… what a fantastic...
Doctor, Doctor….my plant is sick!

Doctor, Doctor….my plant is sick!

Common summertime plant problems in the Midlands of South Carolina Ok, so you’ve planted beautiful shrubs, trees, vegetables, annuals, and perennials…. and most are looking great!  Of course, there are always going to be a few exceptions, those plants that just might...
Herb Gardening

Herb Gardening

Plants used for the medicinal, savory, or aromatic quality of their roots, leaves, green stems and flowers are considered to be herbs. Practically every culture around the world has a history of some type of herb use. Chinese herb books date from about 2700 B.C. and...
Vegetable Gardening

Vegetable Gardening

We are all about “locally grown” these days in order to get the freshest, best tasting, “good for us” vegetables. And… you CAN’T get much more local than your own back yard!

It’s All About The Soil

It’s All About The Soil

Soil is often referred to as the “foundation of life.” The foundation must be strong and healthy before great things can be developed. Here in the Midlands, most existing soils are comprised of clay or sand and it’s a safe bet that amendments are needed for a healthy, flourishing lawn, landscape, or garden.