Charleston’s 5 Iconic Plants | Many of our best-loved plants first entered the South through Charleston. Here’s the fascinating story of how they got to the region's garden gateway and then to your backyard.
Thriving in acidic soil conditions, mountain laurel —also called calico bush—has glossy, dark green leaves that stay on the plant year-round. From late spring to midsummer, bowl- or cup-shaped pink to white flowers explode in large clusters.
With their dark, glossy leaves, bright white flowers and incredible smell, gardenias have an almost legendary reputation in Southern gardens. Image courtesy of HGTVGardens community member Stephany Walton Bryant
Evergreen Shrubs for Year-Long Color: An upright shrub, the spurge is a striking architectural feature plant. It flowers in spring and early summer and is a great evergreen for zones that experience mild winters.
Feeling guilty for "taking" a bedroom for my office! This is amazing. i can see using this idea for the Hatteras House! The adage that "necessity is the mother of invention" clearly holds true in the invention of the Murphy Bed.