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Gardening: December 2018

Gardening: December 2018
December 2018

Tip: Freeze warning in effect? Water your plants. This will make their cells more turgid and strong and act as an insulator, protecting roots and retaining heat. As that heat is released, it’ll also warm the air at the soil line.


Dig In: What’s happening this month?

December 1 

Holiday Greens Sale

At this Charleston Horticultural Society fundraiser, scoop up bundles of greenery, fresh garlands, and beautiful wreaths (made of materials ranging from Fraser fir to Spanish moss). Word to the wise: arrive right on time, because supplies always sell out. South Windermere Shopping Center, 80 Folly Rd. Blvd. Saturday, 8:30-11 a.m. Free admission.

December 8  

Christmas Wreath Class

Spend the morning at Old Santee Canal Park creating a wreath from natural materials selected during a short nature walk. Be sure to preregister by December 5. Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stony Landing Dr., Moncks Corner. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $20.

December 11

Herbal Wreath & Wall Hangings

At this installment of the South Carolina Herbal Society’s monthly meeting, founder Pat Harpell guides attendees in making herbal wreaths and wall hangings. All materials are supplied, but bring a dish to share or herbal tea to drink. Charleston Horticultural Society Educational Center, 46 Windermere Blvd. Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. $10; free for member.