Southeast Regional Reports

  • Pennsylvania sedge
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    Lawn Alternatives for the Southeast

    More and more homeowners are seeking to replace their traditional lawns with ones that are easier to maintain or more environmentally responsible. It sounds straightforward enough, but choosing the right…

  • Cardinal flower
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    Plants That Love Humidity

    High humidity is one of the Southeast’s cornerstones, right there with country music and sweet tea. While gardeners have learned to wear its dewy sheen like a badge of honor,…

  • Plumleaf Azalea
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    Plants That Take Sun and Shade for the Southeast

      1. Plumleaf Azalea Name: Rhododendron prunifolium Zones: 5–9 Size: 8 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil…

  • mixed planting of various azaleas
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    Guide to Growing Great Azaleas

    One group of plants you can use to create a blooming bridge between spring and summer are azaleas (Rhododendron spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9). As one of the most popular…

  • Ikandi Japanese maple
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    Shopping-List Plants for the Southeast

    If you’ve run into a garden rut, we’ve got you covered. It’s time to start planning for your first trip to the local nursery or garden center. What plants will…

  • yellow jessamine
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    Beautiful Flowering Native Vines for the Southeast

    Vines are a great way to add vertical interest to your ornamental flower beds, and native vines have the added benefit of supporting native insects. It sounds like a win-win,…

  • compact shrub with colorful foliage
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    Compact Shrubs with Colorful Foliage for the Southeast

    Winter is a great time to look outside and evaluate the structure of your landscape. It can be easier during this time of year to tell if you need a…

  • spring planting ideas southeast
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    Spring Planting Plan for the Southeast

    In her article "Spring Planting Ideas," Michelle Gervais beautifully illustrates the magical time that is the start of spring: "Our winter-weary spirits lift as hints of green begin to appear.…

  • bird in the garden
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    How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

    Flittering, twittering, and singing—birds bring so much life to a garden. Apart from their beauty and pleasant songs, they also add to the biodiversity of our landscapes by spreading seeds…

  • Plants that look good in winter
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    10 Bold Plants for Winter Interest in the Southeast

    Without a doubt one of the best parts about gardening in the Southeast is winters that are temperate yet still bring seasonality to the garden. I’m grateful that we don’t…