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Gardening in the Coastal South

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ISBN-10: 1561642746

ISBN-13: 9781561642748

Edition: 2003

Authors: Marie Harrison

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 234
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Where is the Coastal South?
What's in a Name?
Butterfly Weed, Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Mexican Heather, Cigar Plant, Bat Face (Cuphea spp.)
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea spp.)
Gaura, Whirling Butterflies (Gaura lindeheimeri)
Firebush (Hamelia patens)
Louisiana Phlox (Phlox divaricata laphamii 'Louisiana Purple')
Summer Phlox (Phlox paniculata)
Blue Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia spp.)
Salvia, Sage (Salvia spp.)
Goldmoss, Stonecrop (Sedum acre)
Princess Flower (Tibouchina urvilleana)
Verbena (Verbena 'Homestead Purple')
Other Reliable Perennials for the Coastal South
Bulbs, Corums, Rhizomes, and Tubers
Hardy Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid (Bletilla striata)
Caladium (Caladium spp.)
Crinum Lily, Crinum (Crinum spp.)
Glory Lily, Gloriosa Lily, Flame Lily (Gloriosa rothschildiana)
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum spp.)
Iris (Iris spp.)
Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum)
Oriental Lily (Lilium, Oriental Hybrids)
Tiger Lily (Lilium lancifolium)
Society Garlic (Tulbaghia aviolacea)
Rain Lily, Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes grandiflora)
Ginger (Zingiberaceae)
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Bay (Laurus nobilis)
Borage (Borago officinalis)
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
Cilantro/Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Dill (Anethum graveolens)
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum)
Lavender (Lavandula spp.)
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
Mexican Mint Marigold (Tagetes lucida)
Nigella, Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena)
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Scented Geraniums (Pelargonium spp.)
Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)
Thyme (Thymus praecox)
Edible Flowers
Herbs for the Flower Border
Other Herbs for the Coastal South
Shrubs and Small Trees
Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia and Datura)
Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)
Camellia (Camellia spp.)
Grancy Gray-beard, Fringe Tree, Old Man's Beard (Chionanthus virginicus)
Common Fig (Ficus carica)
Confederate Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis)
Althea, Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)
Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)
Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)
Chinese Fringe, Fringe Flower, Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense)
Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana)
Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus)
Banana Shrub (Michela figo)
Sweet Olive, Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans)
China Rose (Rosa chinensis)
Malabar Spinach (Basella alba 'Rubra')
Love-in-a-Puff (Cardiospermum halicacabum)
Carolina Jessamine, Yellow Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens)
Moon Vine, Moon Flower (Ipomoea alba)
Trumpet Honeysuckle, Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
Mandevilla (Mandevilla sanderi)
Passion Flower, Passion Vine (Passiflora incarnata)
Black-eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia alata)
Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)
Other Reliable Vines for the Coastal South
Coastal Considerations
Salt-Tolerant Plants for Home Landscapes
Vines and Groundcovers
Environmental Issues
Reasons for Concern
Other Dilemmas
How Can Gardeners Help?
Mulch--An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Managing Pests in the Landscape
Integrated Pest Management Offers Safer Pest Control Alternatives
Enlisting the Aid of Beneficial Insects
A Lesson Learned
What About Exotic Invasives?
Getting Back to Nature
Gardening for the Birds
We Make a Butterfly Garden
A Tale of Worms and Weeds
Happiness Is a Hummingbird in Your Face
Conifers are Must-Haves for Bird-Friendly Backyards
Seasonal Musings
It's the Loveliest Time of the Year
February and March in the Coastal South
The Glories of Another Gardening Season
Bright Color for the Dog Days
Reflections on the Late Summer Garden
Excerpt from the Diary of a Southern Gardener
A Fall Guide for the Southern Gardener
Winter Approaches
Winter Opportunities and Delights for the Dedicated Gardener
Plant Seeds of Hardy Annuals
A Meal Fit for Royalty
Protect Tender Plants from the Cold
Overwintering Plants Calls for Creative Solutions
Gardening for the Love of It
The Call of High Spring
Gardeners Reap Many Benefits
The Show Goes On
A Well-Designed Backyard
The Sensual Garden
Are You a Floraholic or Hortimaniac?
Kindred Spirits
Garden for the Health of It
The Perennial Quest of Steady Gardeners
Remembering the Basics
About the Author