One of the joys of photographing in the heart of Charleston’s historic district is the abundance of gardens everywhere you look. Window boxes seem almost mandatory, and often are overflowing with bright beautiful color. Just as “Southern women make the effort” southern homeowners seem to do the same. And we are all the better for it. If there is one city that is a shining example of Urban Horticulture, Charleston is it. From House and Garden tours in the fall, to beautiful city parks, Charleston is a shining example of the beauty to be found in the Lowcoutry.