I am a SCNLA Certified Professional Nurseryman, A Charleston County Master Gardener, founder/president of the Lowcountry Fruit Growers Society and an active member and president of the Coastal Carolina Camellia Society. I am known as "The Citrus Guy" in the MG and horticultural world here. I currently have 51 different varieties of Citrus in my yard, all in containers. I am also an Exotic Tropical Fruit buff, growing things many people have never heard of. If you ever have any questions about the material in my Blog or have a problem you would like me to look into, diagnose or possibly write about, send me an e-mail to:



  • The Citrus Guy

    I started this blog as a means to extend the Master Gardener Mission of education. I enjoy teaching and this blog will be educational, sometimes funny, and hopefully always inspirational.


  • It Has Fooled Many

    Fooled Many

    I come to you today with a slightly unusual article.Back in late January, I received an e-mail, complimenting me on my blog and a question.The subject was... Read more

    Posted on 13 March 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Maybe They Should Be Contained

    Maybe They Should Contained

    Well, at least it is a sunny, reasonably warm day today. A FAR cry from what many in the country have experienced already this year. Read more

    Posted on 21 January 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Citrus Freeze Damage and What You Should Or Should Not Do

    Citrus Freeze Damage What Should

    The start of 2018 has been anything but happy here in the Southeast. January 3rd we started with freezing rain, ending with snow. In some places of the... Read more

    Posted on 07 January 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • I Had My Doubts, But......

    Doubts, But......

    With all of this crappy winter weather here in the Southeast, snow, ice, cold temperatures that feel like they have been here forever, a LOT of people are... Read more

    Posted on 07 January 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Ice, Ice, Oh, Boy!

    Ice, Boy!

    Happy Freekin New Year! Mother nature apparently is NOT in the holiday spirit!Charleston is going to get Cold, which means folks to my west and north are going... Read more

    Posted on 30 December 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • 5 Citrus Myths-Debunked

    Citrus Myths-Debunked

    I have stated before that there is a lot of misinformation on the Internet. I hear many of the same questions asked over and over again because the folks... Read more

    Posted on 10 December 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Pictures Tell It All

    Pictures Tell

    I got home from work today and realized that all of my Citrus (and Camellias), as well as everything else, had not been watered in over a week when we got an... Read more

    Posted on 03 December 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Produce With An Identity Crisis

    Produce With Identity Crisis

    When the Coastal Carolina Fair comes to town, I get excited because that means Flower Shows and time to demonstrate some garden expertise in a friendly... Read more

    Posted on 08 November 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • 2017 Southeastern Citrus Expo

    2017 Southeastern Citrus Expo

    I would be totally remiss as The Citrus Guy if I did not write about one of the greatest annual events to happen in the world of citrus for us amateur folks. Read more

    Posted on 05 November 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Bloggin for the Noggin

    Bloggin Noggin

    Back on January 16th, 2010 I wrote my very first blog. My reasoning at the time was simple, I was tired of reading articles in magazines, online, and elsewhere... Read more

    Posted on 29 October 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Me Mammey!


    With fall, more or less being here, the calendar says one thing, the weather says something else, it is still really warm. Don’t get me wrong, I am by NO MEANS... Read more

    Posted on 22 October 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Ornamental Dinner

    Ornamental Dinner

    I was changing out the flower boxes today at work, trying to make them look a little more Fall-ish.The plants that were in there were looking a little tired... Read more

    Posted on 07 October 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Guest Post-Prevent Garden Disease By Looking Ahead

    Guest Post-Prevent Garden Disease Looking Ahead

    There are times in life that a little help is always appreciated. As you all may know, I stay very busy with lectures, workshops, as well as maintaining my yard. Read more

    Posted on 02 October 2017 GARDENING
  • Going Bananas!!

    Going Bananas!!

    We have had a LOT of rain here in Charleston, nothing like Texas thankfully, and please keep them in your thoughts and prayers after Hurricane Harvey. Read more

    Posted on 03 September 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Please Help My Citrus Tree!!

    Please Help Citrus Tree!!

    We live in some amazing times!As many of you know, I have a love/hate relationship with electronics, when they work they are fantastic. When they don't they... Read more

    Posted on 23 August 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • MORE Bad Weeds!!

    MORE Weeds!!

    Here We Go Again! As if Chamberbitter was not bad enough, there is ANOTHER bad weed popping up all over the place. It is probably right under your nose, or... Read more

    Posted on 17 August 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Bad Weed


    Weed.NO, not THAT one!!What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. ~Ralph Waldo EmersonWell, I really wish that somebody would find the... Read more

    Posted on 10 August 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Water You Talking About!?

    Water Talking About!?

    I have discussed this issue in the past, yet, there is still a LOT of bad information floating around the internet. I peruse the web frequently looking for... Read more

    Posted on 30 July 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Tis' Hunting Season

    Tis' Hunting Season

    I always look forward to the end of June and early July. Yes, it is hot as Hades here in Charleston, but it is also the start of hunting season. I don't need a... Read more

    Posted on 25 June 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Give Them The Bird!

    Give Them Bird!

    My mother and I chat pretty much every Sunday, she lives in Raleigh, I am in North Charleston. We talk about a little bit of everything, politics, weather,... Read more

    Posted on 12 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME