GENERAL SOUTHERN ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Below you will find our growing collection of articles. Browse all the stories, or select a category from the dropdown menu. Enjoy!

Categories

BARE ROOT BASICS

Don’t be afraid to get bare root plants! Story by Helen Newling Lawson You’ve finally tracked down that plant your local nurseries don’t carry, and at a great price to boot! But the description says, “Ships bare root.” Not sure what that means? Or are you afraid of getting a bunch of dead-looking roots that …

BARE ROOT BASICS Read More »

SAVE IT FOR LATER!

The basics of harvesting and preserving herbs Story and Photos by Rebecca Stoner Kirts Fall is one of my favorite times in the herb garden. It is the time to gather the fruits of your labor so you can enjoy these amazing plants all winter long. Many years ago, I was visiting one of my …

SAVE IT FOR LATER! Read More »

Photo by Monica Hill.

REACH FOR THE MOON

Try a moon garden to enjoy the cooler evening hours Story by Jennifer Williams Moon gardens are becoming more popular in the gardening world. Gardeners are looking at new ways to enjoy their landscapes, and in the South, our hot summer temperatures may make it hard to sit outside and enjoy the view during the …

REACH FOR THE MOON Read More »

CHEERFUL POT

An ongoing series of container recipes Story and Photos by Barbara Wise Sometimes the colors we use when planting container gardens just make us smile. This simple grouping of white, pale yellow, dark yellow, and green in a dark blue pot provides a cheerful spot of color. In the foreground is Goldilocks Rocks bidens (B. …

CHEERFUL POT Read More »

UP TO THE CHALLENGE

An ongoing series of container recipes Story and Photos by Barbara Wise Finding colorful plants that like shady locations can be a challenge. There are some plants, though, that always fit the bill when creating a shade-loving container garden. We start at the top with a coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides). Flanking the coleus are two Impatiens. …

UP TO THE CHALLENGE Read More »

©mopic/shutterstock.com

GMOs

Understanding what they are and their purpose in production Story and Photos by Bob Westerfield We live in a world full of modern conveniences. It’s hard to find anyone that doesn’t own at least one smart phone, computer, GPS, or a host of other electronic gadgets. But, in spite of all the technological advances, when …

GMOs Read More »

GOTTA HAVE WORMS!

A healthy population of earthworms leads to a healthy garden Story and Photos by Kristi Cook I have worms. But I wish I had more. I’m talking about earthworms, some of nature’s most significant earth healers. These creatures can do everything from aerating garden soil and improving poor soil structure to fertilizing the garden. All …

GOTTA HAVE WORMS! Read More »

THE LANGUAGE OF PLANTS

Listen to what your plant is telling you Story and Photos by Susan Jasan Just as we communicate through facial expressions and the spoken and written word, plants communicate as well. When we learn a foreign language, it is to understand our neighbors, just as it is important for gardeners to understand the language of …

THE LANGUAGE OF PLANTS Read More »

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME

The needs and rewards of a backyard wildlife habitat Story and Photography by Yvonne Lelong Bordelon If you appreciate wildlife and the outdoors like I do, then you may enjoy creating a wildlife habitat in your own backyard. You don’t have to have a large piece of land. Our first registered habitat, back in the …

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME Read More »