Category Archives: Blog

Growing Green Newsletter, November 6, 2014

Dear Gardening Friends, “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” …Hippocrates My sister is a hippotherapist. For those of you who just envisioned a teary-eyed hippo on Freud’s couch, discussing its personal issues, let me explain; the word...

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...

Decorate for the Season

The first rule to know for decorating your home for the holidays is . . . well, really there are no rules.  You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.  For a grand presentation, remember to appeal to multiple senses – sight, sound, touch, and...

Gift Giving Ideas

Busy, busy, busy. It’s that time of year when spirits are high and calendars are full. The lights glow extra bright, the evenings are cool, and family and friends gather for many an occasion. Here are some gift giving ideas for the “hostess with the mostest,”...

Paperwhites: Forcing & Planting

Paperwhites are one of the easiest bulbs to force. Their pure white flowers, long strappy foliage, and fragrance (some like it, some don’t) are a perfect living addition to interior holiday decorations. In the Lowcountry, paperwhites are also reliable, easy-to-grow bulbs in landscape beds and outdoor...