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Mark Weathington

  • Southeast Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Tough Plants—Southeast

    See regional picks for tough pretty plants, and read the article by Julie Lane Gray for even more ideas. "It’s important to define first what I mean by a “tough”…

  • How-To

    Pruning and Staking a Weeping Redbud

    Weeping redbuds will generally not grow much taller than the height to which they are staked. When they come home from a nursery, they have usually been staked to about…

  • Design

    Redbuds: Sweethearts of the Woodland

    Small, native, flowering trees always seem to be in high demand, with dogwoods (Cornus spp. and cvs., Zones 2–9) traditionally getting the lion’s share of attention. But in recent years,…

  • Design

    Regional Picks: Underused Perennials – Southeast

    1. Oldham's Gold False Foxglove Name: Titanotrichum oldhamii Zones: 7–10 Size: 12 to 14 inches tall and wide Conditions: Partial sun to full shade; average soil Native Range: Taiwan, adjacent…

  • Southeast Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Grass Companions – Southeast

        1. ‘Reuben’ Pineapple Lily Name: Eucomis ‘Reuben’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Size: 18 inches tall; 3 bulbs per square foot Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

  • Design

    Plant Varieties to Try, Plant Varieties to Lose

    With the wide variety of plants at our fingertips, we should be experimenting with new plants all the time. But we often default to the same familiar cultivars, which is…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Fast-Filling Plants – Southeast

    1. 'Ezo Murasaki' Asian Aster Name: Aster ageratoides 'Ezo Murasaki' USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9 Size: 2 feet tall and 5 to 10 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to…

  • Article


    Magnolias (Magnolia spp.and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 3–9) have been appreciated as garden subjects for centuries. The Chinese planted magnolias at their temples as early as the seventh century, and…

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