Southeast Regional Reports

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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…

  • Rosemary
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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…

  • Smallhead doll’s daisy
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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…

  • deer-resistant plants for the south
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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…

  • sun-tolerant camellias
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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…

  • American chestnut tree flower
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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…

  • pollinator plants for the Southeast
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    Pollinator Plants for the Southeast

    Whether you have the space to create an expansive, pollinator-friendly landscape or just enough room to pot up a couple plants that are pollinator favorites, we can all do our…

  • best colocasias
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    The Best Colocasias to Add Tropical Flair to Your Summer Garden

    Most likely native to Southeast Asia, colocasia (Colocasia esculenta, Zones 7b–12) is used by many gardeners for its large, tropical-looking foliage. This plant also has a long history of being…

  • monarch caterpillars
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    4 Must-Have Butterfly Host Plants to Support Biodiversity

    Even the most insect-wary gardeners have a special place in their hearts for butterflies. They bring a touch of whimsy and serendipity to our yards, flitting along like fairies and…

  • Bagworm
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    Save Your Trees from Bagworms

    Easily one of the most asked-about pests are bagworms. The evergreen bagworm (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis) is an insect that makes distinctive spindle-shaped bags during its larval stage. If left uncontrolled, larval…