While there are at least three vegetable diseases called “black rot,” including a rot of pumpkins and a rot of sweet potatoes, I am the only bacterial black rot. The importance of this crucial difference will become apparent later.
Most of us want to walk gently on this earth. Except for when it comes to vermin and termites and pests, and then we want to stomp hard.
- Missing 17-year-old Porter-Gaud student's body recovered from Stono River
- Over 700 jellyfish stings reported on Charleston area beaches over weekend
- After racially tinged dispute, tug of war over Mount Pleasant park site resolved
- Dog-paddling armadillo filmed by fossil hunter in the ocean near Edisto
- Google plans to spend $600 million expanding its SC data center
- Charleston might ask Johns Island developers to help pay for area's infrastructure
- Clemson, South Carolina expect decisions this week from several football recruits
- MUSC again ranks as best in South Carolina, others fail to rank in specialties
- South Carolina better at energy, worse at procedure in second football scrimmage
- Resident fatally stabs burglary suspect at Charleston home, police say
- Hootie & the Blowfish HomeGrown concert
- The future of Century Aluminum in Mount Holly depends on electricity costs
- Building MUSC's new Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital
- First Day Festival kicks off the school year for Charleston area schools
- Elvis ain't Dead for one night at the Pour House
- Challenges with hair becoming easier with new Air Force rules
- Rock band camp challenges campers and builds confidence
- Reader photos: People during their travels
- Charleston Pride's inaugural “Toast to Equality” cocktail competition
- Philip Simmons High School adds varsity football team
An easily grown annual native to South America, cleome (Cleome hassleriana, synonym C. pungens, C. spinosa) is a favorite in Southern gardens. The delicate pink, rose, purple, white or bicolor spider-like flowers, along with the spidery seedpods, give it the common name, spider flower. It grows best in average, well-drained soils and in full sun to light shade. Somewhat drought tolerant, cleome will benefit from watering during periods of little rainfall. Many new dwarf hybrid cultivars (Cleome hybrida) have been bred for more compact growth habits and prolific blooms.
Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts will soon have a chance to tour one of his two home designs in South Carolina. Tickets to visit Auldbrass Plantation in Yemassee will go on sale at 9 a.m. Aug. 9. The tour will be Nov. 10 and 11.
Just like giant hogweed protects itself by warding off offenders by producing chemicals that cause skin to become extremely sensitive to light, poison ivy affects skin cells, too.
Termite bonds are one measure homeowners can take to fend off the pesky insects, but sometimes the agreements aren't read thoroughly enough.
This time of year has many gardeners frustrated. Lush squash plants that were producing copious amounts of fruit suddenly wilt and die. Closer inspection reveals a yellowish, sawdust-like material that is the smoking gun.
For the first time in more than 300 years, Middleton Place will be managed by someone who’s not part of the family.
Summer brings a whole new “crop” of weeds to the Southeastern coastal plain. Clearly, weeds that thrive now are tolerant of high temperatures, defined in biology as above 86 degrees. Many summer weeds also tolerate drought.
The students spent two weeks building a house that will house interns on a nearby educational farm run by a former Wando teacher.
On Lowcountry summer days, many locals retreat from the oppressive heat by staying inside cool buildings surrounded by their own comforts and electronic distractions. Others, like certified Clemson Extension Master Gardener Patty Miller, find happiness outside coated in sunscreen and potting…
As someone who has been working with imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, in a research-based capacity since 2001, I have heard many home remedies sworn to control fire ants.
Snake bites are a common and sometimes serious medical cases at our emergency animal hospitals. The best outcomes are achieved if treatment is early and aggressive, and in most cases the prognosis is good. Bites from rattlesnake species are generally more serious, and the antivenin used to t…
Considering all the time and money invested, home gardeners can often become frustrated with the state of their yard, making it feel like an uphill battle. With a little creative thinking, you can put plants to work to help solve some of the troubling issues in the home landscape.
Flooding is something hundreds of Charleston-area homeowners have experienced since 2015, with varying degrees of frustration and cost. Here are some tips.
Three things are golden if you live in downtown Charleston: off-street parking; a good flood zone rating; and the number for a talented, reliable contractor.
The arrival of warm weather in spring brings plant disease fungi out of hibernation. It is highly unlikely that all the diseases mentioned in this article will appear in the same yard. It is possible, though, that someone will see most of these diseases one or more times in a decade.
Planting a butterfly habitat that attracts and supports butterflies also adds an element of surprise and wonder each time a new species is encountered
Every homeowner makes mistakes. The real trouble, however, starts when these blunders become habits that cost a lot of money over time. Some behaviors also create safety issues.
Gardeners who have moved to the Lowcountry from other states have asked me how to work with the soil we have here. Two critical features of soil that gardeners need to manage are soil organic matter and drainage.
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 …
Understanding classical architecture is sort of like playing the guitar: It's easy enough to start but can take a lifetime to master.