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Joan McDonald shares her favorite gardening tips and how-tos from her charming, 1940’s-era cottage near Hampton Park. Her interest in gardening is well-rooted, fostered by her mother and polished hands-on in the industry of horticulture. In the span of a decade, Joan has launched a high-end boutique, served as a consultant for Bath & Body Works, and dabbled in product design. Most days, you can find McDonald pushing plants, making marmalade from her calamondins, or volunteering as a Clemson Extension Master Gardener. Tune into her blog for growing advice, recipes and projects from her studio.

Joan McDonald's Blog Posts


Posted: Mar 12 2014 - 9:37am
Hello Front Yard to Table Friends,    Once again it is that time of year again when we as low-country gardeners have the wonderful...

Posted: Jan 20 2014 - 2:39pm
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...

Posted: Nov 26 2013 - 4:06pm
Got a gardener on your Christmas list? No sweat: here are some of my favorite things.    » Gift a Holiday Wreath! Deck your Halls with...

Posted: Nov 17 2013 - 7:02pm
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Posted: Sep 10 2013 - 3:38pm
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Posted: Aug 22 2013 - 11:35am
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Posted: Jul 17 2013 - 9:51am
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Posted: Jul 1 2013 - 8:56am
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Posted: Jun 15 2013 - 7:33am
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...

Posted: Jun 3 2013 - 9:05am
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Posted: May 20 2013 - 3:26pm
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Posted: Apr 25 2013 - 4:30pm
  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...

Posted: Apr 15 2013 - 3:04pm
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Posted: Apr 8 2013 - 5:17pm
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...

Posted: Mar 18 2013 - 4:39pm
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...

Posted: Feb 26 2013 - 10:53am
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Posted: Feb 12 2013 - 3:03pm
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...

Posted: Jan 30 2013 - 11:12am
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Posted: Jan 21 2013 - 3:06pm
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Posted: Jan 17 2013 - 10:17am
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Posted: Dec 20 2012 - 10:05pm
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Posted: Nov 5 2012 - 10:16am
Fall is an ideal time to install your cool-season garden. Using a raised bed is a great way to cut down on maintenance, plus, it allows the gardener...

Posted: Oct 2 2012 - 10:17am
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Posted: Sep 12 2012 - 4:40pm
Since my last blog, I have had a few friends ask for a little more information about the "moon and stars" watermelon variety, which is a main...

Posted: Sep 4 2012 - 2:49pm
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Posted: Aug 27 2012 - 4:17pm
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Posted: Aug 17 2012 - 1:40pm
I find the winter garden to be equally as bountiful as the popular summer season—with a lot less weeding. August is the time to plan your cool season...

Posted: Aug 2 2012 - 5:48pm
As some of the summer hydrangea blooms fade, I have started to consider fall additions for my hydrangea collection. Hydrangeas are easy to grow...

Posted: Jul 19 2012 - 10:55am
For gardeners, living wreaths are the way to go. Because even when purposes are mainly aesthetic, you don't want to take the idea of ...

Posted: Jul 13 2012 - 4:42pm
BLOG OF THE WEEK: Ripe with just-in-time growing tips and gorgeous photography, the Grit team found Joan's colorful, summer-ful post to be a standout...

Posted: Jul 13 2012 - 9:32am
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Posted: Jul 3 2012 - 3:27pm
Hello, gardening friends! Charleston is an amazing place to set roots. We are fortunate to have a long growing season with generally mild winters. We...


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