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    Winter Beauty in Bonnie’s Garden

    We’re visiting with Bonnie Plikaytis in north Georgia today. One of the most difficult design features for me to accomplish in my Zone 7 woodland garden is to incorporate winter…

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    10 Bold Plants for Winter Interest in the Southeast

    Without a doubt one of the best parts about gardening in the Southeast is winters that are temperate yet still bring seasonality to the garden. I’m grateful that we don’t…

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    Belinda’s Florida Garden

    Hi, I am Belinda Smith Lawson. I live in Riverview, Florida, which is Zone 9. "My garden is seven years old. I have growing beds in my front, back and…

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    Scaly Liatris Is a Native That Offers Blooms All Summer Long

    On the first day of August 2006, my botanizing companion and I were making only our third trip to a barrens on a farm owned by friends in Kentucky. We…

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    Julie’s Garden in Late Summer and Fall

    This is Julie Prince (Julie's Georgia Garden), with a few pictures from the late summer and fall garden. The pool garden was started in the summer of 2020. The front-drive…

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    Plants That the Herbivores Will Avoid in the South

    Fionuala Campion says in her article, Dazzling Deer-Resistant Perennials, "Though very graceful and delightful to behold in their native habitat, deer are a voracious force to reckon with in many…

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    5 Gorgeous Camellias for Sun

    Camellias (Camellia spp. and cvs., Zones 6–10) are mostly thought of as shade shrubs, and common camellia (Camellia japonica, Zones 7–9) varieties do look best in the shade. The foliage…

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    Monica’s Florida Garden

    My name is Monica Babwah. I live in New Port Richey, Florida, with my husband and four children. I’ve been busy with landscape design for about four years, and I…

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    Connie’s New Garden

    Today’s photos are from Connie Raines. My garden is in Griffin, Georgia, one hour outside of Atlanta. Many of my plants were relocated from my garden in Decatur, which is…

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    Making a Garden From a Parking Lot

    My name is Heather, and my husband and I garden in Macon, Georgia. We moved into our historic home 13 years ago, and we set to work creating a cottage-style…