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April Tips

April: Now is the time to…   Annuals To encourage bushier, stronger plants, pinch off blooms and buds from annuals at planting time. You can now plant caladium tubers and potted caladiums. You can also put out tomatoes, peppers and other summer veggies. Fertilize annuals monthly...

The Kentucky Derby Mint Juleps

Mint Juleps are one way to bring a little bit of the Kentucky Derby to your home. And the perfect mint to use is Kentucky Colonel Mint! We  just received a fresh shipment, just in time for tomorrow’s Derby Day festivities! And here is the official...

It’s February! Time to prune the roses.

  Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, Knockout, and Drift Roses can be pruned heavily in the late winter/early spring. Look at your rose plants. When you notice that the buds are beginning to break dormancy, or as they begin to swell, it is time to prune. In the...

Stuff your stocking with these ideas

1. Foxgloves –While technically these are garden gloves, you will probably want to don them anytime your fingertips are cold.  I love these for their “barehanded sensitivity.”  They actually breathe and have longer cuffs to protect against scratches, that is, if you actually use them in...

Poinsettia Care Tips

Place your plant in 6 hours of bright, indirect light. Temperatures between 50-70 degrees are ideal. Winter temperatures in the Lowcountry are typically too cold to leave poinsettias outside. Keep plants away from cold drafts, heating vents, and fireplaces. Check plants daily for water. ONLY water...

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