I am a SCNLA Certified Professional Nurseryman, A Charleston County Master Gardener, founder/past 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: [email protected]



  • 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.


  • 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
  • The Difference and I Knew the Answer

    Difference Knew Answer

    I was doing a Camellia workshop yesterday, it was going along well, until.......I was asked the question "How can you tell the difference between Virus... Read more

    Posted on 04 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • We're Losing Them, Folks!

    We're Losing Them, Folks!

    I have discussed this problem in other posts and to many of my friends in the horticultural world. We are losing the younger generation in the gardening world. Read more

    Posted on 20 November 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • They Should Have Read The Book

    They Should Have Read Book

    Here in my Zone 8, almost a 9 growing zone, it has been hot!Anybody that lives here in Charleston is violently shaking their head in affirmation.Well, apparentl... Read more

    Posted on 27 August 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Sometimes, They Just DIE!

    Sometimes, They Just DIE!

    Gardening is suppose to be fun, relaxing and enjoyable. Yes, it is hard work at times, but overall you are suppose to enjoy it!You plant seeds or buy that reall... Read more

    Posted on 22 May 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Book!!


    I know it has been a LONG time since I posted, but I assure you it is for a good reason!Camellia season is in full swing and pretty much every weekend I have... Read more

    Posted on 08 March 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • American Camellia Society Convention and Flower Show

    American Camellia Society Convention Flower Show

    This particular article will definitely be off the beaten path for me. It is going to be a bunch of pictures.Let me explain the back story.I am a member of the... Read more

    Posted on 31 January 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • A New Year Has Begun!!

    Year Begun!!

    Happy New Year!You have probably heard that, or said that, about a million times already, and it is just past lunch time, January 1st!I have no problem with... Read more

    Posted on 01 January 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • 2015 Citrus Expo Update!!!

    2015 Citrus Expo Update!!!

    Due to the extensive flooding in South Carolina, Cypress Gardens was hit hard. They are closed for repairs. We have moved the Citrus Expo, just a few miles... Read more

    Posted on 18 October 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • 2015 Southeastern Cold Hardy Citrus Expo

    The 2015 Southeastern Cold Hardy Citrus Expo is coming to the Charleston, SC area November, 21.It is being held at Cypress Gardens in Moncks Corner.I am... Read more

    Posted on 07 September 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • It's Almost Planting Time!!

    It's Almost Planting Time!!

    Yes, you read that correctly and it is still August!Most people think of spring as the time to start planting, I am here to tell you, that ain't necessarily so!! Read more

    Posted on 23 August 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Resistance Is Futile!

    Resistance Futile!

    No, I have not become a part of the Borg collective. Only Star Trek geeks will get this.Actually what I want to talk about is food. When you are hungry, you go... Read more

    Posted on 06 July 2015 GARDENING, HOME