|[ Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) | Posted on April 10, 2013 ]
Good spring plant for pollinators
|[ Texas Star (Hibiscus coccineus) | Posted on December 8, 2012 ]
It says to propagate seeds indoors, but here in the Atlanta GA area, the gentleman who gave me the seeds from his plant told me to just take them home and plant them where I wanted the plant to grow. I have this plant in several places around my yard, and other than transplanting the original plant here, all the others are from simply popping open a seed pod in the fall and letting the seeds fall where I wanted the plant to grow. I don't even cover the seeds - I just pop and drop.
|[ Franklin Tree (Franklinia alatamaha) | Posted on January 10, 2012 ]
I have one of these growing in my yard just north of Atlanta, GA. I planted it in fall 2009, and I had my first bloom in late summer 2011. It's planted in full sun, clay soil (amended at planting time) and seems to be doing well, even though my nursery recommends dappled sun for our southern climes.
|[ Southern Wax Myrtle (Morella cerifera) | Posted on September 29, 2011 ]
While this plant needs both male and female to produce fruit, my local nursery told me that as long as you plant at least 3 of them, one plant will transgender to ensure both genders are represented. This is especially useful to know when you're buying plants that are so young it's hard to accurately determine their gender. (the reason they recommended 3 was to ensure a better chance of getting both genders)
|[ False Indigo (Amorpha fruticosa) | Posted on September 16, 2011 ]
good native alternative to buddleia (butterfly bush)