Lawn care in the Lowcountry has its own challenges. Unfortunately, this tends to happen more because we do too much rather than not enough.
Cicadas have a distinctive song. It sounds like summer vacation and passes through the trees like an audible wave, starting on one side of the woods and gently moving to the other side.
Summerville's Woodlands Mansion has a history dating back to the late 19th century. As current owner Tom Limehouse prepares to sell the property, take a look at the history and future of the sprawling, 11-acre land.
The North Carolina Arboretum is more botanical garden, with a large variety of plants, than traditional arboretum that focuses only on trees.
Most aspiring pool owners think that the saltwater option will lack any trace of chlorine. In reality, these are basically still chlorine pools.
In the summer, light pruning is acceptable. However, you want to be careful on shrubs that have already set next year’s flower buds.
The pink mansion at 5 East Battery is one of Charleston's most visible homes, and it's getting one of the city's most ambitious and visible makeovers.
On just over an acre of land, Linda Geronilla's home stands out from others in the neighborhood. It's not the solar panels on her home's roof that won her national awards for energy conservation, but the sprawling natural growth of her front and back yard — layers of gardening based on the permaculture gardening model.
When it comes to fruit trees, there aren't many that can rival the loquat in terms of production and adaptability.
Most early structures throughout the Holy City followed three distinct styles — English, Flemish and American.
“Clumping” is a horticulture term that describes plants that spread slowly to form a cluster of new plants. Few, if any, gardeners object to clumping perennials that increase themselves for free in an orderly manner.
A new book celebrates some of the best of Charleston's smaller scale, eclectic architecture and poses the question of why the city isn't encouraging more of it.
Take a ride around a newer neighborhood and you’re likely to see lots that contain a house with a few shrubs, possibly a tree and the rest lawn.
A handful of 19th-century graveyards across the country are restoring the bygone tradition of cemetery gardening, enlisting volunteers to help keep things green and tidy.
With summer weather marking the beginning of hurricane season, local home and garden experts offer advice to help residents prepare.
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.
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.
With a growing population, and lots of people who are trying to de-clutter their homes, junk removal businesses are keeping busy in the Lowcountry.
Forever captured in Charleston, S.C.'s brickwork are the fingerprints of former enslaved children. There aren't many of them, but they are evident.
The state's Historic Homeowner Tax Credit has helped almost 200 homeowners save thousands of dollars. Here's how it works.
Earth stars (Cryptanthus species) are different from most bromeliads. They are terrestrial, which means they are grown in rich, organic soil.
The Lowcountry Land Trust will hold its annual fundraiser at a privately owned plantation property along the Combahee River that's rarely open to the public.