Gardening Notes

Designed as a handbook for beginners and intermediate gardeners, Gardening Notes for South Carolina includes expert advice on planting and maintaining gardens in the unique conditions of the Palmetto State.

The volume fosters beautification and conservation through education and encouragement harvested from the diverse members of the Columbia Garden Club.

This illustrated guide offers specific tips for planting by season as well as details on cultivating perennials, annuals, trees, and lawns. Additional sections address the basics of soil analysis, heirloom plants, container gardening, landscape design, and attracting and discouraging animals in your garden.

As a special project, the Gardening Notes for South Carolina, which was published in 2001 to celebrate the club’s 75th Anniversary, was sold as a fundraiser at the annual Garden pARTy. Fifteen hundred copies were sold, necessitating a second printing in 2005.

With income from these projects and investments, the Foundation has made contributions to projects that embrace the purposes and objectives of the Columbia Garden Club including the Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home, Columbia Museum of Art, Riverbanks Zoo’s Botanical Gardens, the South Carolina State Museum, Carolina Children’s Home, EdVenture, the City of Columbia, and the Memorial Rose Garden on the USC campus.

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