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South Regional Reports

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    Ornamental Grasses in the Fall

    Taking center stage in many Southern gardens in fall are the artful plumes of ornamental grasses. The graceful seed heads of a variety of species should be in full glory…

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    South: October Garden To-Do List

    Plant some ornamental edibles to add interest to your landscape this month. Ornamental kale, ‘Bull’s Blood’ beets, Swiss chard, and pansies (Viola × wittrockiana cvs., annual), which have edible flowers,…

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    Mediterranean Plants for the Mid-South

    I often hear people say things like, “That plant prefers a Mediterranean climate.” A Mediterranean climate is often characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. It is additionally associated…

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    South: September To-Do List

    Collect seeds. This is a great time of year to go into your garden and collect seeds you may want to sow this winter. Store in a paper bag until…

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    Recovering a Damaged Lawn

    I have young children, and I’m grateful they choose to spend lots of time outdoors. However, I’m also a gardener who appreciates how a nice lawn can complement my ornamental…

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    Rehabilitating a Flooded Garden

    The constant variable of water—too much or too little— is a part of gardening in the South. However, too much rain at once is often the case in our region.…

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    South: August Garden To-Do List

    Keep picking warm-season crops. Canning, freezing, and drying are all options for preservation. Put down the pruners. Avoid pruning trees and shrubs late into August. Doing so this late in…

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    High Summer Perennials

    The South has a diverse climate that fluctuates from state to state. There are even large amounts of variability across individual states. For example, in the state of Tennessee where…

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    Midseason Perennial Pruning

    When most people think of pruning perennials, the first thing they think of is tidying up their garden before spring. However, there may be times you wish to take a…

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    South: July Garden To-Do List

    Sow more sunflowers. You can still direct sow sunflowers (Helianthus annus, annual) in your garden to ensure their colorful show until frost.  Gather your veggies. Harvest vegetables regularly from your…