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Best Ornamental Grasses For Texas And The South

By Amy Grant

What are the best ornamental grasses for the south central region of the United States? Click here to find out.

Best Native Plants For Southern Gardens

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

If you live in the southern regions of the U.S., learn here about the best native plantings for each state.

Growing South Central Conifers – Coniferous Plants For Texas And Nearby States

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Many conifers prefer northern areas, but some conifers thrive well in southern regions too. For South Central conifers, click this article.

Regional To-Do List: South Central Gardening In December

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

There are still quite a few December gardening tasks for those living in the South Central region. Click here for your regional to-do list.

November Gardening Tasks: South Central Gardening To-Do List

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Specific November gardening tasks for the South-Central U.S. can ensure you're up to date with their regional to-do list. Learn more here.

October To-Do List: Tasks For South Central Gardens

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

An October to-do list can help growers stay focused, even as the activity begins to slow. Here’s what to do in South Central regions.

South Central Wildlife Guide: Identifying Wildlife In The South Central U.S.

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Wildlife in South Central states brings a mixture of game animals, game birds, and other mammals. However, gardeners living in urban areas are likely to see more common animals like squirrels, rabbits, and raccoons. Learn more about animals native to South Central U.S. here.

Shade Trees For Southern Regions: Best Trees For Shade In Hot Climates

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Whether shade trees are chosen as a place for relief or to shade the house, it pays to do your homework. Click here for South Central shade trees.

Garden Tasks During August: South Central Gardening To-Do List

By Laura Miller

Right now, in the South-Central region keeping plants watered is top priority. Find other items to round out your gardening to-do list for August here.

Vines For The Southern Region: Growing Vines In Texas And Nearby States

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Vines for the southern region can add a splash of color or foliage to an otherwise dull vertical space. Click here for a list of South Central vines.

Heat Tolerant Herbs: Growing Herbs For Texas Summers

By Laura Miller

Finding heat-tolerant herbs that will grow in Texas climates is key to success. Take a look at some herbs for Texas gardens in this article.

Garden To-Do List – South-Central Gardening In June

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Time flies by when we’re busy in the garden, and the summer to-do list for South-Central gardening is no exception. Click here for tasks to do now.

Heat Tolerant Tomato Plants – Tomato Growing Tips For South Central States

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Vegetable gardeners in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana are quick to share tomato growing tips they learned from the School of Hard Knocks. Click on the following article to learn more about tomato growing in southern regions like this.

South Central Fruit Trees – Growing Fruit Trees In The South

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Growing fruit trees in the home garden is an increasingly popular hobby in the South. For tips on choosing fruit trees for South Central states, click here.

Identifying Snakes In Southern Regions – Common Snakes In South Central States

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Learning to identify snakes in your area can prevent undue fear and unnecessary eradication of environmentally beneficial snakes. Click this article to learn about some of the more commonly seen southern snake varieties in and around the home landscape.

South Central Pollinators: Native Pollinators In Texas And Surrounding States

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

All bees are threatened by pesticide use, loss of habitat, and disease. Local gardeners can help by incorporating pollen and nectar-producing trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials into their gardens. Learn about native pollinators in Texas and surrounding states in this article.

Garden To-Do List: April Gardening In The South Central Region

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

From lawn care to flower planting, there are plenty of chores ready and waiting in April. Learn about South Central garden maintenance here.

Winter In South Central States: Winter Gardening Tips For South Central Region

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Winter may be a time for plants to take a rest, but not so for gardeners. There are plenty of winter chores to do beginning in the fall. And if you live in the South Central region in winter, there may be even more you can do. Click here for more information.

Gardening In The South: Top Plants For South Central Gardens

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Gardening in the south can be a challenge where the summers are exceptionally warm, such as in South Central U.S. Add to that humidity or excessive dryness and plants may suffer. However, many plants can withstand heat, humidity, and drought. Learn more here.

South Central Gardening: When To Plant Fall Crops For South Central U.S.

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Fall planting in southern states can yield crops well past the frost date. Many cool-season vegetables are frost hardy, and harvests can be extended with the use of cold frames and row covers. Learn more about planting fall crops for South Central U.S. regions in this article.

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