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The Modern Southern Garden: Plantain Lily

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Plantain Lily Plantain lilies, members of the Asparagaceae family & a subfamily Agavoideae, are native to Asia. These sun & shade thriving plants are known for their elegant display of heart-shaped, lush foliage. Plantain lilies blooms open along spiky stems that shoot up over the leaves during the summer […]

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The Essential Guide To Spring Cleaning & Kitchen Maintenance

Cooking & Baking Essentials  The Profile  The Essential Guide To Spring Cleaning & Kitchen Maintenance A few general practices should be followed in order to keep plumbers & repair personnel from visiting at a moments notice. It’s important to create a spring cleaning & general kitchen maintenance schedule in order to run an efficient & […]

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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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