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Sweet-smelling blossoms stir fond memories and welcome the warm days of summer.
Southern air is different. I know this, having grown up
Just because your neighbors butcher their crepe myrtles doesn’t mean you should too. Here’s how to fix past mistakes and prune them
Peace lily blends handsome leaves with nearly nonstop blooms.
My wife, Judy, and I have a peace lily in the living room,
Round up the kids, and experience the outdoors in a new way at botanical gardens throughout the South.
In 2006, pint-size visitors
We have the cure for that empty spot. Choose the look that you like, and put it together in a snap.
One of the first shrubs to bloom, flowering quince heralds spring.
I love quince for many reasons but admit the flowers are
Sharon Smith and Mary Wilhite of Blue Moon Gardens in Edom, Texas, prepare containers for herbs.
Spring is full of possibilities, both
So many colors, so many kinds, so many choices. These shade-loving perennials rule.
I thought I would be stronger. I thought I
Easy to grow and bursting with summer blooms, these trees are a must-have for every Southern garden.
Bowing from weighty blooms, their
Prepare the neighbors for some serious garden fireworks.
Flower lovers, take note: A new day dawns in the world of color. Meet
The secret to great veggies is proper planting. Deep roots make the difference.
One bite of a juicy vine-ripened tomato can capture
How much you pay depends on how soon you want a big show.
New places offer the exact same thing in as
Don’t wait for warm days. Enjoy these easy flowers right now.
Sometimes the gray skies of winter seem to linger forever. If
You don’t need a green thumb to grow these beauties.
Warm your spirits during the cold days of winter with an assortment
Soft colors, graceful forms, and easy growth make these vintage perennials perfect for today’s gardens.
In the early decades of the 20th
Figs are the perfect additions to most any landscape, yielding tasty fruit as well as sculpted shade trees.
Enjoying the flavor of
You don’t need much more than a sunny spot to grow these easy perennials.
Ask Mark Viette what’s the first perennial a
With the right plants, a hedge can add elegance and privacy to your yard.
When Jen and Neal Jackson moved into a
Wonder how to select, plant, and care for these fabulous trees? We give you all the answers.
The South’s love affair with
Here’s everything you need to know about growing the South’s favorite shrub.
Azaleas prefer light shade and acid soil containing plenty of
Keep your boxwoods growing with these basic tips.
A healthy, green boxwood looks about as dignified as a plant can be. It
No time to take care of a plant? Try Chinese evergreen.
The leaves are so beautiful on Chinese evergreens that you just
Two new ficus hybrids provide gardeners with interesting alternatives to traditional plants.
Nothing stays the same. There’s always something new coming along,
Is it possible to have too much of this flavorful herb? We asked two Southern gardeners for their thoughts.
It’s the end
Some simple care can really make a big difference.
Pretty flowers and big, bold leaves. It’s no wonder hostas are favorite perennials
Summertime wouldn’t be complete without a slice of watermelon and the brilliant blooms of this Southern classic.
We Southerners share certain memories–the
Want bright, easy foliage? This is the plant for you.
Gardeners want lots of show for not much dough. That’s why they
If your garden has a case of the blahs, try perking things up with a conifer or two–or three.
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