Darren Sheriff


Darren Sheriff is originally from New Jersey, which he kindly asks, not to hold against him. He has been interested in plants of all kinds since childhood, even helping his mother with her garden and having his own at the age of 5.
He not only works as the manager at Terra Bella Garden Center, he is a Certified Professional Nurseryman in the state of South Carolina, a Charleston County Master Gardener, founder and current president of the Lowcountry Fruit Growers
Society and started the Lowcountry Power Brass band as their leader, Bass Trombone and Tuba player.
Affectionately known as The Citrus Guy because of his 60+ Citrus trees he grows, he actually has more than 3 times that many Camellias, topping the 200+ mark and is the President, & show chairman of the Coastal Carolina Camellia Society. Add to that he is the American Camellia Society South Carolina State Director.
Darren’s wife, Tammy, is originally from the Charleston area and they have been married since January, 1992. They have three furry children, 1 cat named Taz and two Chihuahuas named Daisy and Daphne.
Tammy helps Darren enter as many shows as possible throughout the Southeast, winning many awards in his short time in the Camellia world. Darren is a certified Camellia Judge and has been President of the Coastal Carolina Camellia
Society since June of 2015.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I actually started back in 2014. The book "How To Grow Citrus Practically Anywhere" was going to be my first book, but then my work situation changed and it got hard to find time to write. Then, when it changed again, I had a chance to toy around and write Gardening Zone 8, the first three months. that was more of a dry run for future books.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have been writing a blog for 8 or 9 years now and wanted to try and get the information that I am teaching out to a broader audience. It just seemed like a logical step.
Read more of this interview.


Price: Free! Words: 12,430. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Depression, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Author Darren Sheriff takes us into the world of an adult that still suffers the trauma of being bullied through his school years and how his world was almost "shot down" because of the ongoing depression. He takes you on a discussion into why bullies act the way they do and some of the little-known nuances of depressed people that will open your eyes, possibly even wider than they are now.
A Beginner's Guide to Lowcountry Gardening and Landscaping
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 28,490. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Gardening
Never a day goes by that I meet somebody that is definitely NOT from around here. They come into the nursery and either does not recognize a single plant or are just so overwhelmed by what they do see, they have no idea where to start. It really is fun to watch their eyes when I tell them that, yes, you can grow Citrus here, no Peonies do not, and Hostas will survive, but not necessarily thrive.
How To Grow Citrus Practically Anywhere
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,110. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Gardening
When you think of Citrus, do you think of Oranges or Orange Juice? Don't you wish you could grow your own Lemons or Limes for your favorite adult beverage or dessert? Well, no matter where you live, with this book and a little work, you can! Mr. Sheriff has been growing Citrus exclusively in containers for 16+ years, in North Charleston, SC, and has learned a thing or two on how to do it.
A Year Of Gardening, Zone 8- The First Three Months
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Gardening
Have you always wondered, WHAT could you be doing in your yard at any given time during the year? This e-book will give you the first three months, of a soon to be entire year collection, for a Zone 8 gardener. There are little tricks in it that can be used by other zones also. What veggies to plant, when to fertilize, what you should and should not be pruning, and more!