Tough Plants for Southern Gardens by Felder Rushing

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Published by Cool Springs Press .

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  • Regional - South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA,
  • Landscape plants,
  • Gardening,
  • Gardening / Horticulture,
  • Gardening/Plants,
  • Southern States,
  • Cultural Region/South,
  • Gardening / Regional / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV),
  • Regional - General,
  • Low maintenance gardening

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Number of Pages240
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Open LibraryOL8858455M
ISBN 101591860024
ISBN 109781591860020

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Tough Plants for Southern Gardens is for Southern gardeners who want low care, no care, tried and true plants for their gardens. This is the book for gardeners who Free shipping over $ Felder Rushing has 45 books on Goodreads with ratings.

Felder Rushing’s most popular book is Tough Plants for Southern Gardens. BEST plants for 30 tough garden sites: dry shade, slopes, lakeshores, all locations that call for tough, durable plants. Also included are hard-to-find plant lists of special traits and useful characteristics: self-seeding, fra-grance, long-blooming, minimal litter trees.

And who better to recommend these plants. TOUGH PLANTS. for SOUTHERN GARDENS. Click HERE to go to a page of "LISTS" that includes popular, tough, low-maintenance plants.

for Southeastern gardens. NOTE: Cool Springs Press published my Tough Plants book series that includes. titles for the South, North (Midwest and New England), California, and Florida. All are available from online. Sometimes tough plants have a reputation for being invasive, but drought tolerant sedum plants always mind their manners.

Also called stonecrop, this plant can survive for years without any watering, dividing, mulching, Tough Plants for Southern Gardens book deadheading. The back of the book states: "If Felder Rushing can't kill it, you know it's a tough plant" and "a fun and user-friendly guide for Southern gardeners".

I don't know about the first statement, but after purchasing this book, I consider the second one to be very true. Rushing himself says this about his book, "This book is about unkillable.

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Tough plants for southern gardens: low care, no care, tried and true winners. [Felder Rushing] -- Provides information on the best plants for gardens in the South's harsh conditions, with information on the hardiest, easiest-to-care-for plants.

Gardening 'Round Atlanta (for Atlantans), Southern Gardeners book of lists, anything by Tough Plants for Southern Gardens book Armitage - he writes general books but always says how things do in Athens for him.

All books by Elizabeth Lawrence, Southern Herb Gardening by Madeline Hill. And many, many more. Ferns prove that plants don't need flowers to add beauty to the garden. Southern shield fern is common in forests and fields across the South; while not as lush as other ferns, it adds simple elegance and beauty to woodland plantings.

Plant Name: Dryopteris ludoviciana. Growing Conditions: Shade and moist, well-drained soil. Gardenias are also suited to growing in a southern window, but they are trickier to grow indoors than most houseplants.

They require plenty of direct sunshine and high humidity in order to do their best. Their delightfully fragrant white flowers may be worth the extra effort. Other plants that will thrive in a south exposure window include.

A top marsh or water-garden plant, swamp lily bears beautiful clusters of pink or white flowers from spring to fall and long, blue-green, strap-like leaves.

Name: Crinum americanum Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist to wet soil. Above: The Well-Tempered Garden by Christopher Lloyd is available in paperback on Amazon. If you read one gardening book, then this should probably be it.

Christopher Lloyd is best known as the creator of the mesmerizing gardens at Great Dixter,where he was born inbut he was a prolific writer too. Before you start To get the most out of your new plants it’s important to lay a foundation in your garden first.

Preparing the soil, choosing the best plants for the climate where you live and remembering that, whilst these plants might need little water, they still need nurturing in the early stages when they first start to establish in your garden, will ensure a successful set up.

Tough plant: Soft shield fern Polystichum setiferum laughs at dry shade ©Alamy If your garden has dry shade. Gloomy gardens and parched soil beneath trees often become dead zones, but this doesn’t have to be the case if you plant well – stick to a palette of fresh green evergreens with a varied and interesting outline and ground-covering.

It’s often easier (and more attractive) to tear out the grass in this strip and plant it as a garden bed instead. Choose your plants carefully, though, because they need to be species that can take high levels of reflected heat, low water, restricted space, and passing foot traffic.

Keep final plant sizes in mind, because many hell strips are. The San Diego sunflower thrives in those dry, rocky, hard-to-cultivate corners of the garden, bursting with yellow daisy-like blooms year-round.

Accustomed to life in hot, fire-prone southern California, this sunflower is tough. In fact, virtually the only climatic variables it. We’ve selected low-maintenance shrubs that offer real improvements.

They fit their spaces without constant pruning and shaping, and they bloom earlier or longer, or with more blooms and colors. Planting these vibrant hues and textures will brighten your gardens throughout the year, and for years to come. - Southern Living Plants. gardening guide for areas of the southern united states.

Tips for growing plants. Glenn DiNella is a freelance garden writer and sole proprietor of Barefoot Green Ecoscaping in Birmingham, Alabama.

Formerly the editor of Garden, Deck and Landscape magazine, he later served as garden design editor for Southern Living magazine, where he compiled the Southern Living Garden.

There are a number of books on the market that champion resilient plants for difficult places. This is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on tough, adaptable, garden-worthy plants that are also indigenous to the continental United States and Canada. When you grow plants native to your region, you are choosing plants that have evolved.

Learn about the top 20 shade-loving plants, including Hosta, Heuchera, Dead Nettle, Tiarella, Astilbe, Foxglove, Ferns, Hydrangea and more. Fill the shady spots in your garden with a variety of plants that grow in shade including perennials, annuals, flowering shrubs, and trees.

Gardening in Colorado can be challenging. The average elevation of the state is 6, feet above sea-level. Three-fourths of the nation’s land ab feet is within its borders. Due to the high elevation, sunlight is frequently of high intensity and the humidity generally is low.

These features, along with rapid and extreme weather changes and frequently poor soil conditions, make for. You can find garden clubs for other areas by googling your state and/or city name along with garden clubs. Books – in truth there are hundreds of great books on gardening in the south, and hundreds of great experts all over the internet and in every book store, I am going to give you five of my favorites: 1.

You might think of shade in your garden as a problem, but these shadowy areas in your yard present a great opportunity to use a wide range of shade loving plants and perennials that offer stunning flowers, fruits, or foliage in the absence of bright sun.

Yes, it’s true, you can get bright colored blooms, even with full shade plants. And because fewer weeds plague shady gardens, these leafy. #1 – Southern Exposure Seed Exchange – If you live in the south, then you will not find a seed company more tailored to your garden than Southern Exposure.

Started in the early 80’s by a husband and wife team, Southern Exposure has prided themselves on providing heirloom and non-gmo seeds provided by their own network of small American farms. Gardens are sexy, and scary, sometimes even scandalous, and best of all, gardens are the perfect settings to serve up ice-cold cocktails and red-hot gossip and any one of these books is.

14 Louisiana native plants to add to your garden Dan Gill, The Times-Picayune garden columnist Published Apr 2, at pm | Updated at am. Always read the information on the vegetable seed packet.

It will tell you when to plant your seeds in your area, which method to use and how deep and far apart to plant the seeds. Make a series of furrows using a hoe or use the a garden seeder from Southern States to precisely plant sees at the depth and spacing necessary for maximum yield.

A woodland garden should not be without this species. Hamamelis virginiana common witch hazel Deciduous shrub The common witch hazel is a favorite for the landscape for its late season yellow, fragrant flowers. This plant is relatively trouble-free and the late flowers occur as the foliage is falling.

Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana' rose of Sharon. Discover beautiful native flowers and plants that call the South their home, plus get planting and growing tips from HGTV Gardens. 10 Great Herbs for Southern Gardens Gardening in the South definitely pre­sents certain challenges, but it is not without its rewards.

Compared to the cooler climates of the North, the hot and humid weather that we garden in down south is both a blessing and a curse. The Best Plants for 30 Tough Sites ()— Download a book of recommendations from Master Gardeners on the best plants for 30 tough garden sites, such as dry shade, slopes, lakeshores, etc.

Includes lists of plants with special traits such as self-seeding, long-blooming, and minimal litter trees. 2 USING THIS BOOK Scientific Name & Common Name: A species is the most important unit in plant selection.

A species is written as two words, the genus as in Acer (the genus for maple) and saccharum (the specific epithet). The genus and species (spp. for plural abbreviation and sp. for singular abbreviation) names are either underlined or italicized in print.

Daphne plants are well loved for their small but incredibly fragrant flowers which appear in winter and early spring, when little else in the garden is growing. There are plain-leaved and variegated varieties available, such as Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata', which has a rounded compact habit and attractive glossy, yellow-edged is a superb small evergreen shrub for the garden.

Nectar-bearing plants will bring butterflies, but all-around butterfly gardening means living with caterpillars, chewed leaves and some untidiness.

A butterfly garden should be sheltered from strong wind and feature larval food plants, nectar flowers and other foods for adult butterflies. Southern Gardening: Plant violas now for fall to spring color Violas such as these Sorbet lavender pinks are about 4 to 6 inches tall and wide.

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