A few beautiful blossoms for a Southern spring

CRINUM LILYWith the advent of spring and the last possible day of frost safely past, we launch confidently into our ongoing alphabetical romp to explore what is out there to enhance our gardens.

“J” is for Jessamine, Carolina Yellow, sometimes confused with Jasmine, but not the same thing. The southeast coastal native Jessamine, (genus Gelsemium), appears in the tops of trees as a sudden sweet surprise in late February-March, ushering in spring with its burst of bright yellow, mildly fragrant blossoms. Jasmine, (genus Trachelospermum), usually Confederate, though there are other types, is a white, four petaled flowering vine of a more formal nature, very fragrant blooms in June and is capable of leaping to the treetops. It is best controlled by strict pruning after the bloom is finished, but is definitely worth having in the garden.

A charming & elegant collection of homes, just a short walk to the shores.

Singleton by the BEACHSingleton by the Beach is a charming community located in the mid-island area. A small neighborhood, it is big on charm. All of Singleton by the Beach’s Charleston-style homes are elegant and stately, yet they have been constructed with the latest advances in technology.

Developer/builder John Melkon, of Palmetto Investors Group, visited Seaside, Florida, and returned to Hilton Head an inspired man. Melkon wanted to build a new community and what he saw in Florida was a wonderful starting point for his creativity. He wanted to create a community bursting with charm, where homes were constructed using only the best materials, while keeping the entire area in harmony with nature. This is exactly what Melkon did with Singleton by the Beach.