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Mark the seasons with ornamental grasses in a spectrum of shades

Embrace the steamy season with vibrant blooms

Have limited space in your yard? Tired of the same old terra cotta pots? Garden editor Joan McDonald teaches us how to get creative, and crafty, with three do-it-yourself container gardening projects

Recycle unwanted silver-plate pieces or garage-sale finds into interesting and elegant containers

Give plain clay pots botanical pizzazz with this easy cast-leaf project

Reach new heights with vertical gardens—living “paintings” for patios, porches, or outdoor rooms


Thanks to an enterprising young woman, the Lowcountry enjoyed a short but lucrative stint exporting Indigofera tinctoria—and the beautiful blue dye extracted from its leaves—before the plant all but disappeared from our fields.

Banking powerhouse Darla Moore is plowing new fields and putting her money where her boots are—on the ground

Restoring the historic camellias of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Plant nasturtium seeds this month for a punch of color in the garden and a peppery bite on the plate

Feeling cooped up? Don’t despair. Bring the outdoors in with these easy-to-grow ferns. And they’ll transfer nicely to your yard come spring