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HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Alligators, it turns out, are not that different from humans when it comes to bundling up during cold weather. While cold winter days might be the perfect time for people to stay inside with a warm blanket and a nice cup of … more
The first of the 2018 seed catalogs will be arriving soon in the mail, signaling the start of another growing season. Savvy vegetable gardeners pore over the pages while choosing plants and drafting budgets. Planning ahead provides healthier … more
It was just the slightest sound - a soft rustle in the leaves, but it caught my attention. I looked up to see a big doe. She was only about 20 yards from the ground blind and was bounding away with her ears pinned back and her tail clamped down. She … more
Urbanization is transforming landscape design in many places: Larger houses and smaller lots are driving the development of scaled-down plants. Plant breeders are introducing plants - everything from shrubs and trees to flowering perennials - … more
A seed packet may be small, but it speaks volumes. While seed catalogs promote thousands of types of plants, seed packets tell gardeners how to grow one. All the information is printed on the back of a paper pouch slightly larger than the size of … more
Last Saturday was not so bad. It was cold but sunny and pleasant. I like the colder weather much better than hot weather. I can dress for the cold. I have an insulated set of camouflaged coveralls, a camouflaged scarf that my wife, Ginger, knitted, … more
"Soil don't get no respect," Rodney Dangerfield might have said (but didn't). Perhaps you know your state bird or flower, but do you know your state soil? Well, in recent years soil has begun to get more respect. Since the celebration of the Soil … more
The scrappy-looking coyote was standing broadside in the logging road at about 150 yards. I hesitated for just a moment, but it was enough to give the coy dog an edge. He turned and trotted away, down the road. It was midmorning, and I was … more
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