Southeast Regional Reports

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    Southeast Regional Reports

    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…

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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.…

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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…

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    Evergreen Perennials for the Southeast

    Siebold’s hardy orchid  Calanthe sieboldii Zones: 6b–8 Size: 18 to 20 inches tall and wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil Native range: Japan Orchids are often…

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    How to Grow Rosemary in the Southeast

    I read recently that ancient Greece–inspired and Mediterranean décor was the next big thing in interior design. Perhaps many of you will feel inspired to add a marble bust to…

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    Southern Doll’s Daisy Is a Little-Known Native Gem

    When my budding interests in horticulture started developing in junior high school, I came across Hortus Third, an encyclopedic tome of horticulture compiled in the 1970s. Learning about plants from…

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    Plants That the Herbivores Will Avoid in the South

    Fionuala Campion says in her article, Dazzling Deer-Resistant Perennials, "Though very graceful and delightful to behold in their native habitat, deer are a voracious force to reckon with in many…

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    5 Gorgeous Camellias for Sun

    Camellias (Camellia spp. and cvs., Zones 6–10) are mostly thought of as shade shrubs, and common camellia (Camellia japonica, Zones 7–9) varieties do look best in the shade. The foliage…

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    The Current State of American Chestnut Tree Conservation

    Several times a year someone sends me a photo of a tree they believe to be an American chestnut (Castanea dentata, Zones 4–8). Frequently what they actually have sent is…