November 2020: Plant Some Fall Color in Your Yard

Ellen Honeycutt Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) and sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum). This year is a strange year for fall color for some folks: where the Zeta storm came through, plants were battered or even stripped of their leaves. When it comes to planting, however,... read more

October 2020: Blue Mistflower

Ellen Honeycutt Blue mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum). Blue mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) is a fall-blooming perennial that I have a love-hate relationship with (or perhaps slightly annoyed is more accurate than hate). This aggressively-spreading perennial... read more

September 2020: Elephantopus

Ellen Honeycutt Leafy elephant’s foot (Elephantopus carolinianus). I have found that Elephantopus is a plant that takes people by surprise. Before it blooms, the coarse foliage of this native perennial is often overlooked or dismissed as unattractive. Once the... read more

August 2020: Angelica

Ellen Honeycutt Hairy Angelica (Angelica venenosa) blooms and foliage. As a native plant advocate, I love to tell people about the relationships between native plants and native insects. Butterfly gardening advice is a perfect time to bring home the message about... read more

July 2020: Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

Greg Lewis If you are searching for a unique, somewhat different, strange-looking flower, consider the passionflower, Passiflora incarnata. This is really an interesting plant. The genus Passiflora has more than 500 species, most of which are native to the tropics, so... read more

June 2020: What’s a Georgia Native?

Ellen Honeycutt I’m gearing up to write an article about beardtongues (Penstemon sp.) for my blog and that usually entails some research about the plants I’m mentioning. One type of research that I do is to check the natural range of the plant. I use the USDA Plants... read more
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