Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

April, 2001
Regional Report

Web Finds

Vines in Georgia
Vines bring beauty and shade to any southern garden. The folks at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service have put together a superb reference on vines for our southern region called Vines of Georgia. It describes 30 annual and perennial vines, along with their flower color, bloom season, and some useful comments on how to use them in the landscape.

Favorite or New Plant

Coral Honeysuckle
The tame growth habit and beautiful tubular blooms of coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) make it a great choice for southern gardens. It's tolerant of a wide variety of soils and will grow in sun or a bright shade. The best bloom show happens in early spring, but the plant will continue to bloom sporadically until late fall. The long tubular blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies, and birds prize the red fruits that follow. The most common form has beautiful clusters of multi-colored (coral, orange, and red ) blooms, but a yellow form is also available.


Today's site banner is by nmumpton and is called "Gymnocalycium andreae"