Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ten Essential Plants for the Southern Yard

I love this time of year, when fall is being ushered in and cooler weather is on the way. I  look forward to planting fall annuals like pansies, violas, and seeing the beautiful mums on porches. There is nothing like fall in the south.  But, I am a proud southern gal so I may be a bit partial. 

Fall is also a great time to get in your yard and work!  Plant new trees and shrubs after the heat of the summer is gone, but before the cold winter sets in.  Here, in south Alabama, we are in planting Zone 8. You can read more about that here.  (If you are not sure what your planting zone is, check here.)

I am getting ready to do a little fall yard work, and I started thinking about all the amazing plants that, in my mind, epitomize the southern yard. I have compiled a little list of some that I love.  


Southern Magnolia
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Camelia 
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Crepe Myrtle 
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Azalea 
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Knockout Roses 
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Dogwood 
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Hydrangea
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Gardenia 
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Daylilies 
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Boxwoods
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What do you think are essential plants for the southern yard?  Which ones would you add to 
this list?  



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