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Southern Plains Regional Reports

  • Southern Plains Regional Reports

    Exciting Evergreens for the Southern Plains

    Evergreens are crucial to achieving varied texture and form, as well as the key to any successful four-season garden. Unfortunately, many gardeners would put a lot of evergreens in the…

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    Bold and Beautiful Yuccas for the Southern Plains

    We are fortunate here in the Southern Plains to have quite a few native yucca species (Yucca spp. and cvs., Zones 5–10) that thrive in our climate. Many of them…

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    Best Native Woodies for the Southern Plains

    Gardeners love native plants, and for good reason. They are built to thrive in the conditions of a specific region, often without complaint, and are an essential component in the…

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    Southern Plains October Garden To-Do List

    October is a great time to be gardening in our region. We are in the prime month of fall, with cooler temperatures (but likely no freezes yet) and increased rainfall.…

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    Six Tough Picks for the Southern Plains Hell Strip

    If you’ve ever walked down a city sidewalk, then you are likely familiar with a hell strip—that narrow section of yard sandwiched between the sidewalk and the street. The hell…

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    Southern Plains September Garden To-Do List

    The heat will break this month, and so begins our second growing season of the year! September is a busy time in the Southern Plains as we kick off our…

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    Thorny Favorites for the Southern Plains

    Some of my very favorite plants for our region are also the gnarliest, thorniest ones. While it might take a little extra planning when deciding where to plant them, they…

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    Native Understory Trees and Shrubs for the Southern Plains

    It can be challenging choosing plants for shady areas, but we have a number of beautiful, hardy choices available to us in the Southern Plains. The following are a few…

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    Regional Picks: Tough Plants—Southern Plains

    See regional picks for tough pretty plants, and read the article by Julie Lane Gray for even more ideas. "It’s important to define first what I mean by a “tough”…

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    Southern Plains August Garden To-Do List

    August is the month when many gardeners in our region dream of moving to cooler climes. Northern gardeners lament the month of January, but we suffer through August’s doldrums instead.…

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