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South Regional Reports

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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

    See regional picks for variegated plants for shade, and read the article by Andy Brand for even more ideas. “While the cool, shady areas have provided me with the opportunity…

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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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    March Garden To-Do List for the South

    This month has many things to get excited about. Forget all of that “in like a lion” stuff: March in the South is full of gardening tasks and surprises. It’s…

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    South: February Garden To-Do List

    Don’t let any mild days pass by this month. There is plenty to do in the garden. Spring ephemerals are starting their show, and some of the earliest-blooming landscape plants…

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