It was cold out there! by Bill Hayes

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I checked the Aiken Master Garden Almanac and sure enough, it said that our coldest annual temperatures are usually between December 30th and January 20th. We have had a very cold two weeks and the results could be a shock … Read More

Heat and Humidity Tolerant Conifers for the Aiken Area by George Brubaker

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Below is a listing of some conifers that should perform satisfactorily in the Aiken and surrounding areas. Given existing microclimates and growing conditions, individual experience will vary. Some will benefit with a little protection from direct hot afternoon sun in … Read More

Gardening, North vs. South by Bill Hayes

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Aiken has become a retirement destination for many. Some workers are transferred from northern limits and choose to stay. Others learn about Aiken from friends or read about our temperate climate and slower way of life in retirement magazines. Once … Read More

Growing Bearded Iris by Mike Close

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Planting Guidelines: The best time to plant iris is late summer through early fall. Spring planting can often result in lack of bloom for a season or two and slow establishment. WHERE TO PLANT:  Iris generally need at least half … Read More

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