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Southeast Regional Reports

  • Southeast Regional Reports

    Southeast July Garden To-Do List

    It’s high summer in the Southeast. As long as the rains show up, veggies, annuals, and weeds grow like wildfire in the scorching heat, and gardeners turn crepuscular—venturing out to…

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    3 Pollinator Powerhouse Perennials for the Southeast

    Pollinators are having their day in our sun. I’m talking about the focused rays of human attention and study. By now, you’ve heard the sobering statistics about the decline in…

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    Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants in the Southeast

    Say the words “invasive plant” and you’ll get a wide range of reactions, from horror to defensiveness to irritation to confusion. But rarely will you get no reaction at all.…

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    Southeast June Garden To-Do List

    Divide bearded irises. If your garden includes good old-fashioned bearded irises (Iris × germanica, Zones 4–9), ask yourself when you last divided your clumps. If it’s been longer than five…

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    Southeast May Garden To-Do List

    There’s still time to sow certain summer veggies. This might be the year to add something more to your patch of tomatoes and herbs. If you like okra, it’s my…

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    Southeast: How to Satisfy Your Zone Envy

    Why is it that I’m bound to fall the hardest for a plant that can’t grow in my zone? I call this feeling “zone envy.” When zone envy begins, so…

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    April Garden To-Do List for the Southeast

    April brings a whirlwind of activity for plants, animals, and gardeners alike. It almost doesn’t matter what you do in the garden, as long as you are out there doing…

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    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;…

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    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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