garden potting area

The Perfect Potting Area

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

  Every so often, when visiting a noteworthy garden, I see a potting area I envy. Like this one, in Modesto, CA, which doubles as a dog grooming station. This lovely one, shoe-horned into a garden in Charleston, SC, has a sink. And I thought it was a luxury to simply have a hose bib! [...]

The Scent of Confederate Jasmine

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

This time of year, South Carolina's warm, moist air is fragrant with Confederate (star) jasmine, above, and robust gardenias like those in the garden below. I was there recently to address the Charleston Horticultural Society (CHS) on my specialty, designing with succulents. Naturally I wondered if I'd see any. The CHS arranged for me to stay [...]