Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

September, 2005
Regional Report

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General Characteristics of Summer and Fall Flowering Bulbs
Spring-blooming bulbs are the best known but when these beauties are long gone a host of other bulbs step forward to bring color to our landscapes in summer and fall. The General Characteristics of Summer and Fall Flowering Bulbs Web page, from North Carolina State University, is a great reference on dozens of these species. It provides info on bloom color, planting depth, plant height and more to help you plan where and how to include them in your landscape design.


Garden Bulbs for the South
Southern gardening authority Scott Ogden has provided us with the definitive work on bulb culture in our unique southern climates in Garden Bulbs for the South (Taylor Publishing Co., 1994, $23). This book is a wealth of information on the culture, history and lore of over 200 type of bulbs along with many quality photographs. A "must-have" for southern gardeners, Garden Bulbs for the South is well-researched and well-written. Buy a copy for winter reading and you'll have trouble putting it down!


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