Piedmont Gardener

Gardening in North Carolina’s Piedmont region

Lizards

Here in North Carolina, there are lizards – mostly skinks, sometimes other species. Either way, I don’t remember having lizards in Maryland, and I think the little guys are pretty cool. They eat bugs, and I’m always keen on things… Read More ›

Ode to a Frozen Azalea Bloom

The early springtime weather got me again. I have a challenging yard – lots of shady hardwood trees, crappy soil, too big… Foundation plants, perennials (until you can get enough growing to divide and transplant), and summer flowering annuals are expensive!… Read More ›

Snakes and Deer

We have a deer problem here in central North Carolina.  There is a large field adjacent to our neighborhood in which there is a pond.  The deer travel from the field, through the woods behind our neighborhood and hang out… Read More ›

Free Plants!

Many people who are new to gardening probably head to the garden centers and find themselves shell-shocked by the cost of plants.  It can cost thousands of dollars to add both foundation plants and flowers to a yard.  I speak… Read More ›