South

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    Design

    Seasons in Renee’s Garden

    Hello! My name is Renee and I live in Memphis, Tennessee. I wanted to share my back garden in four seasons as well as "before" pictures. I started working on…

  • 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
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    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…

  • close up of yellow dandelion on a black background
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    A Photographer’s View of Flowers

    Today’s photos are from Deagmund Robinson, a gardener and photographer in Atlanta who has combined a love of flowers and photography skills to capture plants in beautiful and unusual ways.…

  • collage of different orange, red, and yellow plants
    Design

    Nancy’s Florida Garden

    Today we are visiting Nancy Martin's garden. I will be 72 years old in September. I live in Apollo Beach, Florida. However, I am a native of Virginia and lived…

  • 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…

  • bright yellow and pink orchid flowers on a tree
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    Kimberly’s Florida Garden

    My name is Kimberly Pruett, and I live in Cape Coral, Florida. Gardening is my passion. My family moved into our home about three years ago, and the yard had…

  • 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…