Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

Becoming Like People We Once Mocked

This article that I am presenting to you came from a conversation that my best friend and I had not long ago.

Why Is Coronavirus Exponentially Growing In Dillon County?

At the time of this writing, COVID-19 victims have drastically grown in an alarming and even exponentially way to seventy-four and counting in Dillon County.

Watering Your Garden

Homeowners have several ways to water their gardens. Most of these options are simple to use and work effectively.


Crossvines (Bignonia capreolata) is an evergreen to semi-evergreen native woody vine that is related to trumpet creepers.

Indian Hawthorns

Indian hawthorns (Rhaphiolepis species and hybrids) are low-growing, evergreen, flowering shrubs. They are ideal low-maintenance plants that are good for using in small gardens and as foundation plantings.

Losses That Perhaps Will Never Be Recovered

Hopefully, one day real soon, we will come to the end of this COVID-19 crisis. We will be able to look back on it with much relief that it has passed along with the grief and regret, as well as the awful loss and agony it released upon us.

The Adventures and Antics of Jungle Baby

Today, I want to take you back to the early sixties and to a much simpler time when there was no COVID-19.


Fatsia, also known as Japanese fatsia (Fatsia japonica) is a popular shrub in the Southeast because of its adaptability to cold tolerance and tropical appearance.

Going Forward With The New Normal

There is a question or statement that is being echoed by many who, like all of us, are being affected by the onslaught and siege of the coronavirus.


Groundcovers are low-growing plants that form a dense cover and spread quickly. Groundcovers can solve many planting problems on in difficult sites and add beauty to the landscape.