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On Gardening: 20 years later Scaevola still rocks in the summer landscape

Twenty years ago something odd happened in the plant world, and as I look back now, I realize it flew under the radar. In 1997 a new plant called New Wonder Scaevola won the Georgia Gold Medal, Mississippi Medallion, and Louisiana Select awards. That trifecta was indeed quite rare. This little plant from Australia captured the imagination of the green industry with its fan-shaped flowers and rugged persevering performance.

Home & Garden

Lending update is good news for homebuyers

As home prices keep rising, so do the down payments, keeping many San Diegans from taking that step toward homeownership. The good news is that there are many programs to help with a down payment and loan options that don't require the traditional 20 percent down for a home.

Living

Lori Borgman: 'Close-captioned' open to interpretation

I enjoy other people's typos, not in a gloating sense, but in the sense that it lets me know I am not alone. I keyboard fast and make a lot of typoes. (Yes, that was deliberate. Just checking to see if you're tracking.) I probably spend 20 percent of my keyboard time backing up to make corrections.

Videos

Doctor delivers a Romeo ... and a Juliet. What are the odds?

Bluffton doctor delivers two babies 18-hours apart named Romeo and Juliet at the same hospital. Randall Royal, MD, with Riverside Women's Care at Bluffton's Medical Campus, talks about delivering two babies 18-hours apart whose parents, roomed next door to each other, chose unconventional names - Romeo and Juliet. Juliet Evangeline Umana, was born at 8:14 a.m. Monday to parents Christiana Shifflet and Allan Umana of Bluffton at Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville with Romeo Arcangel Hernandez born at 2:06 p.m. Sunday to parents Morgan and Edwin Hernandez of Beaufort.
Hilton Head Island Packet staff
Doctor delivers a Romeo ... and a Juliet. What are the odds? 1:11

Doctor delivers a Romeo ... and a Juliet. What are the odds?

National Puppy Day: Puddin' Pop goes from stray to Puppy Bowl superstar 1:45

National Puppy Day: Puddin' Pop goes from stray to Puppy Bowl superstar

National Puppy Day: Meet Walter the puppy and Julia, the girl who teaches him sign language 1:31

National Puppy Day: Meet Walter the puppy and Julia, the girl who teaches him sign language

Coffee may help slow effects of aging 1:32

Coffee may help slow effects of aging