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BY: Joan McDonald
Hello Front Yard to Table Friends,    Once again it is that time of year again when we as low-country gardeners have the wonderful opportunity to brush up on our skills from the regions top...
BY: Joan McDonald
Hello Front Yard to Table Friends, well, it has been a tough winter here in Charleston with the temperatures dipping down as low as 16 degrees. Many of our in ground citrus have suffered and may not...
BY: Joan McDonald
Got a gardener on your Christmas list? No sweat: here are some of my favorite things.    » Gift a Holiday Wreath! Deck your Halls with greens from our local Charleston Horticultural...
BY: Joan McDonald
Grow Organic   This Tuesday (tomorrow, November 19!), the Magnolia-Sycamore Community Garden in West Ashley is holding an open house. Scratch that: "open garden?" Call it what you want,...
BY: Joan McDonald
Are you up for the Party for the Parks? Just in case you hadn’t heard... the Charleston Parks Conservancy, a volunteer-based organization that helps keep the city green spaces looking beautiful, is...
BY: Joan McDonald
  Fall is just around the corner and it is time to select the cool season growers! I recently returned from an inspiring trip to Monticello (aka the “Seed to Seed Growing Mecca"). As...
BY: Joan McDonald
Here's the bouquet I'm making today. Do you ever think you can do these yourself? Easy, easy, especially if you've got the supplies growing right in your garden. The how-to is below, plus a...
BY: Joan McDonald
It is blueberry time here in Charleston. The berries are just starting to ripen on the bushes, which means it is time to harvest!   As with every plant in the garden, selecting the appropriate...
BY: Joan McDonald
Here's a pretty valuable planting tip for you: if you're looking to add a new plant to your garden, go native. I got to thinking about this after attending an annual plant sale at a wonderful...
BY: Joan McDonald
Southern Living   Need a little gardening inspiration?? Here is a unique opportunity that will give you plenty of that, plus benefit a worthy cause… ETV!    Charleston is filled with...
BY: Joan McDonald
Ready for my latest DIY? I like to call this “Jenny’s Favorite Chocolate Cake” because the vine growing on the exterior is called Creeping Jenny. The water pics on top of the cake allow it to...
BY: Joan McDonald
  I attended a L.I.M.E event this past week, which was such a treat that I wanted to try and bring this table to you. If you are not familiar with L.I.M.E. (Local. Impromptu. Moveable. Evening...
BY: Joan McDonald
Hello, Front Yard to Table friends!   If you're looking to grow beans this summer, here's one that should always find room in your garden—the Yard Long Bean (Vigna unguiculata, subsp....
BY: Joan McDonald
Big news, big event! The Charleston Horticultural Society is hosting its annual Plantasia. If you haven’t been, you do NOT want to miss this. They will have hourly educational workshops as well as...
BY: Joan McDonald
What's blooming now? I'll show you... I made these arrangements together for a gathering this past weekend. Each one is slightly different to keep it interesting, but the bases are the same to...
BY: Joan McDonald
Hello, Front Yard to Table friends! Get ready: a great opportunity to learn more about hands-on gardening in the Lowcountry is coming soon. Clemson Extension is hosting its annual Carolina Yard...
BY: Joan McDonald
Did you know that flowers aren't just for show? They're actually a pretty effective form of communication, beyond "Love you, honey." In the Victorian era, the custom of communicating with...
BY: Joan McDonald
Eating vegetables fresh from the garden can’t be beat! I especially love it when dining at another’s table makes me feel as if I’m eating from my own garden. And so was the case recently when a...
BY: Joan McDonald
  I love kale. It's ornamental in the garden and crazy delicious in the kitchen! This year I grew five different varieties and now is the time to harvest. Here are a few basics for...
BY: Joan McDonald
  Hello Front Yard to Table Friends!   I wanted to let you know about an upcoming gardening event open to all tomato enthusiasts! If you struggle with growing them or just want to hone...

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