As the population of the Charleston area continues to swell, protecting its natural resources will increasingly fall on the shoulders of individuals.
The average American family uses more than 30 percent of its water on irrigation. Across the United States, that means 7 billion gallons of water are used per day to water our lawns and gardens. Unfortunately, poor irrigation practices mean that more than 50 percent of that water is lost to …
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- Former Clemson and 49ers star Dwight Clark
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- Amazing flower photos from around the world
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Understanding classical architecture is sort of like playing the guitar: It's easy enough to start but can take a lifetime to master.
Five years ago, a large lot at the dead end of Romney Street was overgrown, poorly lit and susceptible to illegal dumping.
While Philip Simmons remains synonymous with blacksmithing in Charleston, a new generation is seizing the trade locally and giving it a more contemporary twist in the 21st century.
When I was a new graduate student, my advisory committee insisted that I enroll in an introductory soil science course. Although I wasn’t particularly excited about this requirement, as a gardener, this class became one of the most useful college classes I’ve taken.
Arguably the largest celebration of do-it-yourself gardening in Charleston returns Friday and Saturday with the Charleston Horticultural Society’s Plantasia event.
Vomiting is one of the most common conditions for which patients are sent to me for evaluation. It also is one of the most frustrating to figure out as there are so many diseases that cause dogs and cats to vomit.
A local soup maker is borrowing from the “buy one, give one” model, which was made mainstream by the for-profit Tom’s Shoes a dozen years ago, to help feed the less privileged of Charleston.
The Gibbes Museum of Art is partnering with the Charleston Music Hall to bring live music performances to the classically landscaped Lenhardt Garden, which boasts touches such as a fountain, urns and live oaks.
While there are ongoing spring tours underway at historic homes and gardens in downtown Charleston, this Friday will offer a one-day glimpse into some homes on Kiawah Island.
Melampodium or butter daisy is a reliable, low-maintenance summer annual. This member of the aster family originated in the tropical regions of Central and South America.
The U.S. State Department building isn't one of the more notable works of architecture in the nation's capital. From the outside, the 1960s modernist box deserves few second glances.
As the Lowcountry becomes ablaze with azaleas, a less celebrated member of flowering shrub's family is starting to get more respect.
After nearly 40 years in production, the popular home improvement show on PBS, “This Old House,” finally will feature two very old houses in Charleston.
Elizabeth Lawrence wrote, “In my garden, a month seldom goes by without bloom from some member of the amaryllis family.” ("A Southern Garden," University of North Carolina Press, 1942).
With spring’s official arrival Tuesday and the chances of late frost or freeze dwindling by the day, thoughts for some South Carolinians turn to their yard and garden.
As spring nears, the most visible reminder of the rare, multiday deep freeze and snow in South Carolina in early January is the scorched brown fronds of sago palms, a native of southern Japan and not fond of prolonged freezes.
“I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.”
In the first week of March, some of the most talented local interior designers transformed a historic house on Tradd Street for one of the most important fundraisers for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League.
The Historic Charleston Foundation’s Festival of Houses & Gardens has been around seven decades, long enough that it has become a legacy of its own for some loyal local homeowners.
David Hill, senior architect at Wakefield Beasley & Associates, is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional. He has been involved with green, sustainable building since 1986 while managing projects for the Air Force.
While historic homes have been celebrated with spring tours in Charleston for 70 years, antique furniture started getting its due in the Holy City 15 years ago.
There is such a thing as too much fun. If you don’t believe me, you’re still young. I recently ate a fairly large basket of Tater Tots. I was satisfied for about an hour. And then I was not.
My mother lives on the family farm in the Midwest. After she didn’t keep a farm dog or cats any longer, the population of raccoons, opossums, skunks and woodchucks exploded.
A photographer’s subject could be a grand landscape, gorgeous model or colorful event, but one element will make or break the image: lighting.
Even after decades of prosperity, the Charleston peninsula still has its fair share of vacant historic houses that have suffered from the ravages of time and the elements.
Ornamental grasses and grass-like plants are valued in home landscapes for their hardiness, ease of care, dramatic appearance, and the wide variety of colors, textures and sizes available.
One common backyard bird that may be taken for granted also has romantic attributes worthy of Valentine’s Day.
As it has for more than six decades, The Preservation Society of Charleston took a night to celebrate building projects — restorations, rehabilitations and new projects — that honor the traditions, history and lifestyle of The Holy City.
From Flint, Michigan’s lead water disaster to recent reports of elevated radium in water across the nation, some homeowners may be wondering if they need to take water safety into their own hands.
For those who savor traditional architecture, the new Edmund's Oast Exchange at 1081 Morrison Drive should be all the buzz, and not just because of all the beer and wine lining its shelves.
Valentine’s day is just a few weeks away and long-blooming florist cyclamens make wonderful potted gifts that offer weeks of enjoyment.
With its long, hot humid summers that often begin in mid-spring and end in mid-autumn, the Palmetto State would seem an unlikely place for saunas.