Southeast Regional Reports

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    Southeast Regional Reports

    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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    The Best Black-Eyed Susans for the Southeast

    Gardeners across the world love the North American–native black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta, Zones 3–8), also called gloriosa daisy. This straight species is particularly useful in cottage gardens, meadow landscapes, or…

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    Unique Deciduous Trees for the Southeast

    I recently drove through a new subdivision in my city. Every new house came with a brand-new tree in the front yard. The contractor special everyone got was a repeat…

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    The Best Spiky Container Plants

    The formula for creating wonderful containers doesn’t need to be difficult. First, find complementary plants you like that fit your growing conditions. Next, think of each plant's growing habit and…

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    Plants That Bloom in Late Spring for the Southeast

    There is a sweet spot in the Southeast between the end of spring and the beginning of summer. The ephemeral spring blooms have faded, and summer annuals and perennials are…

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    Mastering the Art of Pruning Hydrangeas in the Southeast

    Hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) of all kinds are currently among the most popular shrubs with gardeners in the Southeast. Why? First, a flood of improved cultivars has…