Southeast Regional Reports

  • Sweet box with discolored foliage
    Southeast Regional Reports

    How to Protect and Revive Plants After an Unexpected Freeze

    The 2022 holiday season in the South and southeastern United States blew in with a winter storm that will not soon be forgotten. Our region missed much of the snowfall…

  • late fall perennials
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    Perennials That Bloom Through Late Fall

    As the weather starts to cool in midfall, many flower beds drift into a slump. The mighty summer bloomers have declined and gone to seed, and there aren’t many plants…

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    Late-Winter and Early-Spring Bloomers for the Southeast

    In Jason Reeves' article Plants That Bloom in Late Winter or Early Spring, he discusses how plants that bloom during the coldest time of the year, often go underappreciated: "Some…

  • succession of bulbs
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    Plant a Succession of Unique Spring-Flowering Bulbs

    Planting spring-flowering bulbs in fall is an easy way to bring joy to the garden in the following year. This group of plants brings with them tremendous excitement and early…

  • Feelin Blue deodar cedar
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    Two Dwarf Deodar Cedars for Year-Round Color

    I am fascinated with deodar cedar (Cedrus deodara, Zones 6b–8). It is perhaps one of the most graceful of all evergreens we can grow. Deodar cedar is hardy to 6b…

  • close up of curly leaf kale
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    3 Easy-to-Grow Fall Crops for the Southeast

    If you haven’t noticed, Americans are good at jumping the gun on fall. By early August my neighbor has already set out her “It’s Fall Y’all” porch sign. The end…

  • oak tree with powdery mildew on leaves
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    Managing Powdery Mildew in the Southeast

    Powdery mildew can show up in a variety of plants in the Southeast, including trees, shrubs, perennials, and vegetables. The high humidity that we experience in the Southeast provides just…

  • blue star creeper
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    Unusual Fall Perennials for the Southeast

    In Andy Brand’s article Unusual Fall Perennials, he discusses some out-of-the-box plant picks for this spectacular time in the garden: “As we reluctantly accept the inevitable and begin preparing our gardens…

  • the best petunias
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    The Best Petunias: Trial Results from Southeast Universities

    My garden is not heavily planted with flowering annuals. I focus more on trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials. However, I can’t resist adding color to my containers and filling blank…

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    Tips for Growing Tomatoes in the Southeast

    If you do any vegetable gardening at all in the Southeast, you likely grow tomatoes. Even people who don’t particularly care for tomatoes often can’t resist planting a few every…