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South Regional Reports

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    Unique Bulbs for the Southern Garden

    The term “bulb” has become a generic term for the assortment of “true” bulbs, corms, tubers, and even rhizomes we may plant in fall or spring. What I really mean…

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    South: November Garden To-Do List

    Plant trees and shrubs. November is an ideal time to plant hardy trees and shrubs. Water well after planting to ensure good establishment. Reduce disease pressure. If you noticed any…

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    Planting Trees in Fall

    Fall is one of the absolute best times for planting. This rings true for those of us in the South wanting to add trees, shrubs, or more herbaceous perennials to…

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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…