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Southeast Regional Reports

  • Southeast Regional Reports

    Spring-Blooming Magnolias for the Southeast

    Nine out of 10 people who hear the word “magnolia” in the Southeast think of images of luxuriously large, creamy white flowers floating atop dark green and brown fuzzy-backed leaves;…

  • Southeast Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Seasonal Combo – Southeast

    1. ‘Sun King’ aralia Name: Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’ Zones: 4–8 Size: 3 to 6 feet tall and wide Conditions: Partial shade; moist, fertile, well-drained soil Native Range: Japan, Korea,…

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    March To-Do List for the Southeast

    March is the new April, y’all. Or maybe April is the new May? I think I’ll throw out the calendar and just spend more time out in the garden clocking…

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    Surprising Winter- and Spring-Blooming Plant Lookalikes

    Here in the Southeast we always have something blooming, even in the poorly named “dead” of winter. Don’t think so? Just pay a bit more attention the next time you…

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    Southeast: February Garden To-Do List

    February is a month of paradox. It's often our coldest month and the one with the best chance of snow—yet flowers bloom even in snow here in the Southeast. You…

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    Southeast: January Garden To-Do List

    January is a fairly restful time for the Southeast gardener physically, but it provides fertile ground for growing your dreams, plans, and knowledge. Watch for frost-heaving of fall-planted perennials and…

  • Southeast Regional Reports

    Gardening Symposia in the Southeast

    A gardener’s work is never done. In the best of times, that’s a motivator that results in a sense of satisfaction after a good morning of weeding or planting. But…

  • Southeast Regional Reports

    Dwarf Conifers That Can Take the Heat

    Amid all the lush tropicality of the plants we grow in the Southeast, sometimes I crave something a bit more conservative. Think Scandinavian: efficient, solidly built, and designed to stand…

  • Southeast Regional Reports

    Southeast: December Garden To-Do List

    December begins the Persephone period that continues into January—a time of rest from growth due to our shortest days. Even evergreens rest, but the garden never truly sleeps. Camellias (Camellia…

  • Southeast Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Showy Shrubs – Southeast

    1. ‘Hummingbird’ Summersweet Name: Clethra alnifolia ‘Hummingbird’ Zones: 3–9 Size: 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; consistently moist soil Native range: Maine to…