Gardening in the South

Gardening in the south is perfect for lush flowers that can take the heat. Start your Southern gardening journey with a tour of one color-packed country space that's tops in personality. Our gardening guides will help your flowers survive the southern summer and thrive throughout the year.

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I live in Zone 8. Do I need to dig up ferns to overwinter before frost? They are doing great, and I would hate to have to remove and pot them. Any special care required if I can leave them in ground? Also, I planted some astilbe from bulb this spring but none have flowered. They are planted under a persimmon tree. Plants are only about 4-5 inches high! Did I plant them too deep?
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Is there a variety of peony that I can grow in south central Florida (Zone 9A)?
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When your garden is small, it's easier to groom it meticulously and keep everything under control. This multifaceted gem of a garden in Atlanta is a case in point.
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Get ideas for your garden from University of Georgia horticulture professor Dr. Allan Armitage.
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Enjoy a beautiful garden -- even if deer are a problem in your area -- with these plants.
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More Gardening in the South

Grow a low-maintenance garden in a cinch with these perennials that thrive in the South.
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Start off your garden year right by laying the foundation for a great garden.
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In the warmest parts of the South, spring has sprung. Elsewhere, it's poised on the doorstep. It's time to garden!
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The heat has arrived in force! Time to finish up spring chores and help the garden ease into summer.
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Get your garden ready for summer with these gardening tips for the South.
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Take the guesswork out of choosing plants for your Georgia landscape. These proven performers win awards for their beauty and usefulness in Georgia gardens.
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Welcome birds to your garden with these plants native to the Southeast.