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  • seeds to sow in fall
    Design

    Sow Seed in Fall for Annuals in Spring

    It might sound counterintuitive, but when the possibility of cooler weather arrives in fall, it’s time to think about spring flowers. Some of the best spring bloomers only do well…

  • swallowtail butterfly on bright pink flowers
    Design

    Ashland Terrace Garden

    We’re visiting with Ric McGee today. In 1999–2000 the nonprofit retirement community I directed was renovated and expanded. An avid naturalist, I designed and raised funds for a community cutting…

  • broadleaf evergreen for the south
    Design

    Interesting Broadleaf Evergreens for the South

    In an episode of Fine Gardening's podcast, Let's Argue About Plants, the hosts discuss the importance of evergreen plants, and the particular perks of broadleaf evergreens: "The key to any…

  • scarlet lady runner beans
    How-To

    Reliable Vegetables for Fall in the South

    In our part of the South, “fall” is more an idea than an actual season. It’s hot, hot, warm, and then one night there is a hard freeze. We’ve been…

  • orange summer blooms
    Design

    Orange Blooms Brighten the Southern Summer Garden

    Shouldn’t the summer garden announce the fact that it’s summer? Aren’t whites and blues false advertising? How about a pop of color that announces it is hot outside and we…

  • deer and hydrangeas
    How-To

    Do Deer Eat Hydrangeas?

    The arrival of late spring and early summer means just one thing here in New England: hydrangea season. The East Coast is known for the iconic displays those hydrangeas put…

  • Tropical-Looking Plants
    Article

    Tropical-Looking Plants for Hot Southern Summers

    To us, tropical-looking plants are plants that thrive in the heat and that add a lot of bright color to the summer garden. They are perennial but disappear for the…

  • drought tolerant shrubs for the south
    Article

    Drought-Tolerant Shrubs for the South

    According to NASA Earth Observatory, one-third of the United States experienced some level of drought in 2020. Unfortunately, we know this was not a random anomaly but an increasing trend…

  • hydrangeas for the south
    Design

    Stunning Hydrangeas for the Southern Garden

    Hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp. and cvs., Zones 4–10) seem to be a necessary part of every Southern garden. Those big, billowy blue flowers under tall trees in shady gardens look cool…

  • container roses
    Design

    Great Rose Varieties for Growing in Containers

    Every gardener needs to grow at least one rose (Rosa spp. and cvs., Zones 2–11), although sometimes the only sunny spot in the yard is a concrete patch. Most roses…