Southeast Regional Reports

  • Delavay’s schefflera
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    Delavay’s Schefflera for the Southeast

    When I give tours of the State Botanical Garden of Tennessee in Knoxville, I always make a stop at our Delavay’s schefflera (Schefflera delavayi, Zones 7–11). “Who knows the houseplant…

  • orange and pink annual combination
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    Unbeatable Hot and Cool Annual Combos for the Southeast

    We are fortunate in the southeastern United States to be able to grow a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials in our temperate climate. During our long growing…

  • crevice garden with purple flowers
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    Field Trip to the JC Raulston Arboretum

    In my own gardening life, I just missed JC Raulston. His unexpected death in late 1996 happened just as I started to really get serious about plants. The arboretum that…

  • Taylor Eastern red cedar
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    Tall, Skinny Conifers for the Southeast

    Perhaps you struggle with when it’s appropriate to use an exclamation point at the end of a sentence. However, you don’t need to struggle with when to use one in…

  • Buttercup winter hazel
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    Buttercup Winter Hazel for the Southeast

    A group of shrubs that top my underused-shrub list are winter hazels (Corylopsis spp. and cvs., Zones 5–8). Winter hazel is in the same family as witch hazel (Hamamelis spp.…

  • Compact blue Eastern red cedar
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    Icy Blue Conifers for the Southeast

    Interest in growing conifers in the Southeast continues to be on the rise. Every year we learn more about which species and cultivars grow best in our region. One of…

  • Steady Eddy Doublefile Viburnum
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    4 Must-Have Plants for the Southeast

    As garden centers start to open their doors for the season (and we get ready to run into them with open arms), we decided to ask some regional experts what…

  • Daruma Chinese fringe flower
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    Plant These Only in Spring in the Southeast

    “Fall is for planting” is a mantra many gardeners know. Fall planting of hardy trees and shrubs is typically easier on the plants and on the gardener in the Southeast.…

  • Celebrity tomato
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    The Best Tomatoes for the Southeast

    Many people’s first foray into gardening begins with a tomato. But not everyone is successful on their first go-around. The southeastern United States brings with it its own unique challenges…

  • Indian Pink
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    Great Native Plants for the Southeast

    Growing native plants is the gardening equivalent of having your cake and eating it too. Not only are these plants beautiful and more likely to thrive in your landscape, they…