Good bug or bad bug?

Posted by on June 12, 2017

This is a black widow spider. Be careful when pulling out stored pots to make your season’s container gardens — there may be more lurking there than fond summer memories.



Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, May 8, 2017

Posted by on May 8, 2017

THE WEEK Absolutely beautiful! THE RAIN Monday, 0.5 in. Friday, 1.2 ins. THE DEEDS MONDAY Traveled Piedmont Carolina to pick up plants for the The Roost–Illicium, Oakleaf hydrangea, and viburnums. TUESDAY Moved a large boxwood from one end of  The Roost to another side. Planted nine Illicium sp., move three loropedulum, planted three oakleaf hydrangea, […]


May Garden Maintenance for the Southeast

Posted by on May 2, 2017

May brings the end of pine pollen and the unofficial start of summer with the long Memorial Day weekend. Let the prime gardening season begin. Here’s what you can do in the Southeast garden this month. Admire blooming trees and shrubs. May is bloom time for southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). These flowers give so much, and we need […]


May inspiration–Green Season

Posted by on May 1, 2017

  My May seems to be a month of greens–emerging greens, glad greens, gorgeous greens, gold greens. Green becomes the background for summer sizzle. Before the greens arrived, spring was a burst of color with intrepid yellows, stunning fuchsias, plucky purples. If spring is the place from which all her emotions poured (The Fountainhead by […]


Troy-Bilt & Savannah Area Council of Garden Clubs

Posted by on April 27, 2017

In the early morning hours of October 8, 2016, Hurricane Matthew touched land in South Carolina. Throughout the state there was a lot damage, including the Children’s Garden on the southern edge of the ten acre Savannah Botanical garden. The dedication of the Children’s Garden  was only three year’s earlier, and it quickly took off  as […]