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South Regional Reports

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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…

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    Finding Inspiration at Public Gardens | South Regional Report

    The South is one of the best places to see high-impact, high-quality horticulture. A multitude of public gardens and arboretums prove the value of Southern hospitality. Tradition, enthusiasm, and great…

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    Crape Myrtle Bark Scale: A New Pest for Southern Gardeners to Watch Out For | Regional Report

    Crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia spp. and cvs., Zones 7-9) are truly one of the trees Southerners have come to rely on in the landscape. Plant breeding innovations over the last 30…

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    South: June Garden To-Do List | South Regional Report

    Deadheading is a must. Many annuals and perennials need to be deadheaded to keep plants looking good and blooming all season. Such plants include geraniums (Geranium spp. and cvs., Zones…

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    You Still Have Time to Plant Veggies | South Regional Report

    As hyped up as some people get in April about gardening in the South, you would think by late May you should have your gardening household in order. For those…

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    South: May Garden To-Do List

    Prevent flopping. Stake tall growing perennials such as foxglove (Digitalis spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) and true lilies (Lilium spp. and cvs., Zones 3–10) to prevent them from flopping. Keep…

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    Rose Rosette Disease: Should You Abandon Roses Altogether? | South Regional Report

    Roses (Rosa spp. and cvs., Zones 3-9)might be a candidate for the favorite plant of people who don’t garden. The last interaction with a rose most of these people had…

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    South: April Garden To-Do List | Regional Report

    Sow seed. You can direct sow easy-to-grow flowering annuals and vegetables. Some easy flowers to grow from seed include marigolds (Tagetes spp. and cvs., annual), zinnias, (Zinnia elegans, annual) sunflowers…