South Regional Reports

  • Carolina silverbell in bloom
    South Regional Reports

    Native Spring-Flowering Trees for the South

    We all need to add more native plants to our landscapes. Choosing a native tree not only helps the birds and the pollinators in our area, but it can mean…

  • Marie Pavie rose
    South Regional Reports

    The Best Roses for the South

    It’s true that here in the humid South, roses have a lot to contend with. Mildew and black spot are two of the most common fungus problems. There are a…

  • Virginia bluebells
    South Regional Reports

    Native, Shade-Loving Spring Ephemerals for the South

    The first hint of spring usually begins with a tiny flower valiantly pushing its way up between last fall's brown leaves. Often small plants, spring ephemerals are delightful, bright signs…

  • starting seeds indoors
    South Regional Reports

    Your Year-Round Cheat Sheet to Seed Starting in the South

    Seed catalog season is our favorite time of year. When it’s cold and rainy, nothing seems better than brewing a pot of hot tea and sitting down to review seed…

  • Cupani’s Original sweet pea
    South Regional Reports

    Growing Sweet Peas in the South

    Growing up, Jason spent a lot of his summers in England with his grandparents. One of his favorite things to do there was to visit flower shows. There would be…

  • Paperbush
    South Regional Reports

    Shrubs for Winter Fragrance in the South

    The color of a blossom might be the first thing to catch our eye in the landscape, but adding sweet aroma to that bloom elevates the plant to all-star status.…

  • South Regional Reports

    Brighten That Shady Spot in Your Southern Garden

    When designing in shade, many gardeners use too much green foliage without enough color. We recently faced a landscape challenge of designing a foundation planting for a shady spot in…

  • South Regional Reports

    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…

  • Dark Towers Penstemon
    South Regional Reports

    Reliable Performers for the South

    As garden curator Irvin Etienne discusses in his article on reliable performers, we all want the newest, jazziest plants available, but a garden is not complete without a backbone of…

  • Shishi Gashira camellia
    South Regional Reports

    Fall-Blooming Sasanqua Camellias Shine in the South

    What can you plant in either the shade or the sun that is both evergreen and flowering? Sasanqua camellias (Camellia sasanqua, Zones 7–9) are underappreciated shrubs that are extremely versatile.…