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South Regional Reports

  • South Regional Reports

    South August Garden To-Do List

    August and January are the months when I’m most concerned about how my garden looks from inside my house. There are some days in August when I honestly just don’t…

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    South July Garden To-Do List

    July is sneaky. Wasn’t it just May? One day we open our eyes and we are smack dab in the middle of the year. High summer is here, and there…

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    Catalpa Trees, Catawba Worms, and Southern Lore

    I love catalpa trees (Catalpa spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9). If you travel through the South, you might often find them as grand specimens in Progressive-era neighborhoods and older city…

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    South June Garden To-Do List

    For many gardeners in the South, May is a blur. When June rolls around and the warmest days of summer loom, perhaps we are ready for a short breather. From…

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    Pruning Spring-Flowering Trees in the South

    Spring reaches its blooming crescendo with spring-flowering trees. Dogwoods (Cornus spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9), redbuds (Cercis spp. and cvs., Zones 4–10), crabapples (Malus spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9)—the list…

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    Regional Picks: Variegated Plants for Shade—South

    1. ‘Spider's Web’ Fatsia Fatsia japonica ‘Spider’s Web’ Zones: 7–10 Size: 5 feet tall and wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; prefers rich, moist, acidic soil but tolerates sand or…

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    South May Garden To-Do List

    Plant warm-season veggies. For diligent vegetable gardeners, sometime in May is often a good time for the second round of planting for some warm-season crops (corn, cucumbers, and tomatoes). Planting…

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    Spring Bulb After-Care in the Southern Garden

    I am happy to declare there is no such thing as a normal spring in the South. Or, perhaps, unpredictability is what is normal. For Southerners, spring often seems early…

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    April Garden To-Do List for the South

    For most of the South, April brings with it the promise that frost is behind us. For our region, soggy weather and even flooding have been the precursor to spring.…

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    Red Roselle Is a Unique Hibiscus for the Edible or Ornamental Garden

    Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa, Zones 9–11) continues to get attention from those wishing to introduce a unique edible to their garden. Gardeners everywhere are adding this wonderfully versatile plant to their…

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