South Regional Reports

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Spring-Blooming Roses for the South

    Spring-blooming roses put on a spectacular show early in the season, expending the same amount of energy in their single bloom period that other roses put into theirs over the…

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    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…

  • Peruvian swamp lily (Zephyranthes candida) growing, white petals
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    Rain Lilies for the South

    April showers bring May flowers, and summer showers bring rain lilies. Rain lilies are small, flowering perennial bulbs that bloom three to five days after a rain shower in mid…

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    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
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    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…

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    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…

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    Spectacular Salvias for the South

    Salvias (Salvia spp. and cvs., Zones 5–11) are one of the most versatile genera of plants for gardeners. Flowers can range from beautiful blue to red, pink, white, coral, and…