Category: Special Interest


Blackberries are a great addition to your backyard garden. They are easy to grow, produce plentiful fruits that are highly nutritious and very healthy.

Color Blind: A Short Story

As I have already established a few weeks past, I will occasionally present to you an original short story that will address and tackle some of the major issues of life that perhaps all of us, in some way, have to contend with.

Insecticidal Soaps

Insecticidal soaps are a safe, effective and low toxic alternative to the more toxic pesticides used to control many undesirable insects in your garden.


Caladiums are annuals in South Carolina and are native to Central and South America.

Remembering The Source Of Our Greatness

Since this is the season when we celebrate the Declaration of Independence and our victory over the British Empire (that was the most powerful country in the world at that time), I deem it very appropriate and timely to dedicate my column today in an attempt to consider an issue that is very relevant to our Fourth of July observance.

Summer Squash

Summer squash (Cucurbita pepo) is a warm-season crop that can be planted from seed or transplants. In South Carolina, summer squash has two plant

Good Fathers

With Father’s Day being just a few days away, I want to dedicate my column today to an attempt to honor fathers, especially those fathers and grandfathers who have exemplified outstanding commitment to their duties and responsibilities as primary parents and guardians.

Newtown: A Microcosm of Our Culture

As I grappled with the idea of writing this article and especially what the name of it should be, I finally settled for the heading atop.

Will Our Democracy Survive?

As an American citizen, student of history, and observer of current events (especially from a political and socio-economic perspective), I am very much concerned (not alarmed) by the present political state of our union.

Snails And Slugs

Snails and slugs are soft-bodied animals that can be a real pest in the garden.