Lower South

September, 2013
Regional Report

Web Finds

General Characteristics of Summer and Fall Flowering Bulbs
Spring-blooming bulbs are the best known but when these beauties are long gone a host of other bulbs step forward to bring color to our landscapes in summer and fall. General Characteristics of Summer and Fall Flowering Bulbs from North Carolina State University is a great reference on dozens of these species. It provides info on bloom color, planting depth, plant height and more to help you plan where and how to include them in your landscape design.

Books

Garden Bulbs for the South
Southern gardening authority Scott Ogden has provided us with the definitive work on bulb culture in our unique southern climates in Garden Bulbs for the South, 2nd ed. (Timber Press, 2013, $34.95). This book is a wealth of information on the culture, history and lore of hundreds of bulbs that bloom throughout the year, along with many quality photographs. A "must-have" for southern gardeners, Garden Bulbs for the South is well-researched and well-written. Buy a copy for winter reading and you'll have trouble putting it down!

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