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Diagnosing diseases is common to plant pathology, human medicine and veterinary medicine. Before a problem can be treated, doctors need to find out what ails the patient, whether the patient is a plant, human or animal.

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Matthew Monroe Bees was one of 23 designers selected to participate in the 47th annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York. The event features some of the nation's top interior designers and architects who, in a seven-week period, transform assigned spaces inside a luxury Manhattan home into exhibits of extravagant furnishings and art.

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While the Lowcountry is still deciding whether to be warm or cold, gardening experts say that it is the perfect time for organizing.

The annual Plantasia event will satisfy even the most severe cases of plant fever. This one-day gardening extravaganza will be April 13 at Old Towne Creek County Park.

Vines offer a wide variety of uses in the landscape. They may be used as a ground cover or a fast-growing screen on fences or walls.

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Heather and Henry Galvin are not your typical animal lovers. The three elegant greyhounds in their care are just the tip of the iceberg. They have tortoises, rabbits and a rainforest kinkajou. Oh, and two anteaters. And a high electric bill.

The horticulture industry is, in a general sense, about plants. It’s so diverse, though, that you can’t know it all. It ranges from turf to ornamentals to edible crops. In the horticulture program at Trident Technical College, we teach everything, including propagation, irrigation, design and construction as well as identifying more than 400 plants.