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  • Amethyst Butterfly Bush
    Article

    Your Favorite Plants Improved for the South

    In Paul Westervelt's article on perennial upgrades, he explains the benefit of stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new versions of tried-and-true plants: "After whiffing a few times,…

  • How-To

    South: February Garden To-Do List

    Don’t let any mild days pass by this month. There is plenty to do in the garden. Spring ephemerals are starting their show, and some of the earliest-blooming landscape plants…

  • Article

    South: January Garden To-Do List

    Don’t tell the folks in the other regions, but gardening doesn’t really grind to a halt for us Southerners in January. We know there will be a few good days…

  • winter plant for birds
    Design

    Winter Plants for Birds in the South

    Winter is a tough time to be a bird. Many of the fruits that linger into winter farther north are long gone before the first cold front blows through our…

  • summer snowflake flowers
    Design

    In the South, November Is the Time to Plant Bulbs

    Spring-flowering bulbs are still readily available in November, and this is a great time to plant them in our region. Daffodils, tulips, summer snowflakes, and Spanish bluebells all need as…

  • Article

    South November Garden To-Do List

    Plant everything. We are happy to live in the South, where we can plant our favorite plants now without worrying about them heaving out of the ground when winter freezes…

  • Pee Wee Oakleadf Hyrangea
    Design

    Shrubs for Small Spaces in the South

    Mark Weathington, director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, discusses several small shrub varieties that provide big interest in a petite package as…

  • Leaf-footed plant bugs on a tomato
    How-To

    Pest Control for the South: Eastern Leaf-Footed Plant Bug

    Most insects don't bug us. There are a few we even like. However, there is one family of insects that makes us downright irritable: leaf-footed plant bugs. There are several…

  • How-To

    South September To-Do List

    September in the South is a bit of a mixed bag. Summer is still fully in effect, but we also get a few glimpses of fall. One of the first…

  • large masses of black-eyed susan in the garden
    Design

    Julie’s Georgia Garden

    Julie Prince is sharing her Albany, Georgia, garden with us today. My garden is in southwestern Georgia and is considered a Zone 8. Some years it could be a tropical…