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The Modern Southern Garden: Fall Guide To Spring Blooms

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile The Essential Fall Guide To Lovely Spring Blooms Beautiful spring blooms do not happen by accident. Planning & organization have long been the true keys to success for anything wonderful. If you are looking to maximize your green spaces, some fall maintenance will be necessary in order for it […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Goldenrod

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile  Goldenrod The modern southern garden should include a variety of blooms that open late in the season. Goldenrod, also known as Solidago, is a member of the Aster family of plants & may be identified by their bright yellow blooms that from a distance appear to have a feathery texture. […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Bumblebees

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Bumblebees One of the most recognizable bees is probably the bumblebee. It may be identified by a fuzzy head, abdomen & thorax. Some types have yellow on the head & the face while others sport the notable contrasting yellow & black bands throughout. Bumblebees measure approximately 1 to 1 […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Sunflowers

The Modern Southern Garden  The Profile  Sunflowers Sunflowers, also referred to as Helianthus Annuus, are a bold, cheery bloom that may range in color from orange & yellow to rich reds. It is a back of the border specimen that should be in every sunny cutting garden. Generally speaking, sunflowers prefer sandy, loamy soil & […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly The Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly, papilio polyexnes, is a common species that may be spotted in southern parts of Canada, west of the Rocky Mountains in the United States to Arizona & in parts of Mexico. It is Oklahoma’s & New Jersey’s state butterfly. One of […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Fiery Skipper Butterfly

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Fiery Skipper Butterfly The Fiery Skipper Butterfly is a small insect often times mistaken as a moth due to their large eyes & furry body. However, genetic studies have further confirmed that they do indeed fall into the Superfamily Papilionoidea alongside more popular varieties such as the Tiger Swallowtails & Monarch butterflies. Fiery Skipper Butterflies encompass […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Blooming gardens have long been a good place to spot a variety of butterflies. The Gulf Fritillary Butterfly may be identified by two distinctive characteristics as often times, at first glance, one may mistake it as a Monarch. This insect boasts a bright orange appearance on […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Hummingbird Moths

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Hummingbird Moths Planning a green space may be something you have recently decided to pursue whether you want to fill it with edibles, flowers or both. I have been gardening for over 25 years, scoured garden books poolside during that time & put the knowledge into action on several […]

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