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 SCMMGA 24th ANNUAL Gardening Symposium

October 23, 2014

Gateway to Gardening…Tomorrow and Beyond

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Symposium Artisan Vendors 

Bee My Honey
Michael Radcliffe Michael is a beekeeper and sells honey, beeswax, honey stix, honey containers, honey dippers and honey spoons
Carter and Holmes Orchids
 Owen Holmes will have beautiful orchids, houseplants and supplies. Their website is
Coqui and Pipe Birds
Barbara Friedman and Lynda Monnig will have their nature inspired works.   They are yard birds made from PVC, wearable art, decorative household items, repurposed vases and other items.
Gardeners Outpost
 Randall Isherwood’s Mission Statement is to be an ecologically conscientious garden center that provides customers and the community with options to purchase sustainable, organic and local gardening products that decorate and enhance the quality of their living spaces. Their website is
The Lavender Farm Shop
 Chris Pinard will be bringing natural lavender products and lavender plants.  They have a website at
Palmetto Fish Art
 Fran H. Burnett. Fran’s art work includes “fish” made from Palmetto tree “bones”. The wood is cut using a bandsaw and prepared for hanging.
Pressed for Time
 Ruth Anne Bigger will have pressed flower cards, and pictures, hand painted glass ornaments (for watering plants, oil and dish soap etc.)


Symposium Plant Vendors

 Dixie Ridge Growers
 Mike Elkins will be bring plants such as Mexican sage, leonotis, pink jacobinia, summer sunset jasmine, canna lilies, vegetable plants and cuphea (batface). Their website is
 Dune Lane Nursery
 Mike Britton will be bring his Japanese Maples.
 H.L. Shealy Company
 Jim Young Will be bringing his garden center items (Plants, seeds, Purely Organic fertililizers)
Lori Watson will be bringing her herbs, annuals, perennials, shrub’s and trees.  Lori has a business facebook page.
 Daniel Payne will be bringing native and heirloom plants propaged from local sources. His emphasis is on plants for birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife.
 Shades of Green
Doug Hull will be bringing herbs, unusual succulents, a new type of hanging basket, combo pots for fall and other fall blooming annuals.
 Shady Characters
 Everette and Karen Jones will be bringing plants for the shade. Their website is
 Rahn’s Plant Connection
 Ned and Faye Rahn will be selling perennial and ornamental plants
 Wingard’s Nursery and Garden Center
 Wingard’s is a full service garden center and produce market as well as gift shop. Their website is


SCMMGA is a nonprofit organization. All proceeds from Association activities are used for community-based educational programs throughout the four-county area. A major commitment of $12,000 was awarded to the Garden District of the Historic Columbia Foundation. Permanent signage will be provided for five planned garden restorations within walking distance of one another, with each garden reflecting a particular period in the history of the area. The signage will provide information about the house as well as the garden. The Seibels House and Garden was the first of the planned restorations to have received the signage, with the remainder to be completed over a three year period. Prior donations of this size have been made to the Riverbanks Botanical Garden and the Sandhills Children’s Garden.


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