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July 6, 2007 RSS feed / Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

This fern is quite common in the Southeast, stretching north into the Ohio River Valley and New England and west to eastern Texas. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Hang one on

Hanging baskets greet passersby at eye- level. These suspended or floating flower beds find a home in a variety of places. Four keys to a thriving hanging basket are proper potting mix, appropriate plant selection, and location and maintenance. More...

The 2008 Project Pet Calendar Contest has begun!

Dust off your digital camera and get ready to make Fluffy a pin- up calendar babe! It's time to register your favorite furry friend for the 2008 Precious Pet Calendar Contest. More...

Carolina Wildlife Care to release rehabilitated Purple Martins

Carolina Wildlife Care will host a two hour fundraising cruise aboard the Southern Patriot tour boat on Lake Murray the evening of July 26 from 6- 8 pm. More...

At the Farmer's Market

Photo by Jim Covington Eddie and Emily Phillips at the Farmer's Market. More...