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Mike Maddock, General Manager

January 30, 2015 RSS feed / On Second Thought

Merging old and new gardening skills for sustainable gardens

Historic Garden Spotlight

Yard work, gardening, horticulture, or whatever you call my profession, it’s just a variation of farming. I always tell people it’s all about bringing joy and nutrients from the dirt—and not hurting the dirt in the process. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

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Does S.C. have dangerous armadillos?

There are 20 known species of armadillo in Latin America, but only the ninebanded armadillo is in South Carolina. The first ones crossed into Texas in the 1880s and have been marching north ever since. More...