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    Design

    Lessons from Amy’s Garden

    Today we’re visiting Amy Birdsong’s garden in Virginia. Two years ago I became serious about restoring and improving our property, which up until then my husband had valiantly been taking…

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    Design

    The Best Petunias: Trial Results from Southeast Universities

    My garden is not heavily planted with flowering annuals. I focus more on trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials. However, I can’t resist adding color to my containers and filling blank…

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    How-To

    Tips for Growing Tomatoes in the Southeast

    If you do any vegetable gardening at all in the Southeast, you likely grow tomatoes. Even people who don’t particularly care for tomatoes often can’t resist planting a few every…

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    Design

    Carol Ann’s South Carolina Garden

    Today we’re visiting the garden of Carol Ann Bell in Greenville, South Carolina, with photos sent in by her friend Ellen Kirby: My garden has been a respite during the…

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    Design

    Summer Magic in Bill and Linda’s Garden

    Amy is taking us along on a visit to an incredible garden today. A visit to Bill and Linda Pinkham’s Virginia garden in each of the four seasons always charms…

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    Design

    Jay’s Garden in the Mountains

    I’m always happy when garden designer Jay Sifford sends in photos. We’ve visited his beautiful garden in Charlotte, North Carolina, a few times (Jay's Garden in North Carolina, Revisited), and…

  • Black-eyed Susans
    Design

    The Best Black-Eyed Susans for the Southeast

    Gardeners across the world love the North American–native black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta, Zones 3–8), also called gloriosa daisy. This straight species is particularly useful in cottage gardens, meadow landscapes, or…

  • Deciduous Trees
    Article

    Unique Deciduous Trees for the Southeast

    I recently drove through a new subdivision in my city. Every new house came with a brand-new tree in the front yard. The contractor special everyone got was a repeat…

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    Design

    The Best Spiky Container Plants

    The formula for creating wonderful containers doesn’t need to be difficult. First, find complementary plants you like that fit your growing conditions. Next, think of each plant's growing habit and…

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    Design

    Kristi’s Raleigh Garden

    Hi, I'm Kristi and I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. When we moved into our house 10 years ago, the backyard was heavily wooded. We loved it at first, but…