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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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The Modern Southern Garden: Three Essential Bees

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Three Essential Bees The modern garden is one that thrives with minimal effort once established. If you choose the right plants & orchestrate their bloom time just so, it should put on a continuous show of lovely color & texture from spring to fall. Aside from pulling a few stray weeds, […]

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Three Essential Garden Insects

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Three Essential Garden Insects There are thousands of insects that could potentially be lurking in your garden space & many of these bugs are quite pesky. Weevils, beetles & aphids are just some of the culprits that may be guilty of causing a host of issues during plant growth, […]

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The Essential Guide To Heat-Thriving Sun & Shade Plants

Garden Essentials The Profile The Essential Guide To Heat-Thriving Sun & Shade Plants Heat-thriving flowers & plants are essential staples to every southern garden once the most sweltering time of the season sets in. These lovely selections should not only hold up well in their specific locations within the garden but ideally pair beautifully together […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Liriope

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Liriope The modern southern garden more than likely will have some of these ornamental grasses scattered about. Liriope, more commonly known as Lilyturf or monkey grass, is a reliable perennial plant that may be used in many places around the grounds to provide color & texture in landscapes all year long. […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, papilio glaucous, is one of the most common species found between the spring & the fall months in the eastern portion of North America with a lifespan of approximately two weeks. In order to become the beautiful papillons gardeners look for […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Gold Star Narrow Leaf Zinnia

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile  Gold Star Narrow Leaf Zinnia  The modern southern garden should have a variety of boldly hued annuals scattered about. Gold Star Narrow Leaf Zinnia also referred to as Zinnia angustifolia, apart of the Asteraceae family, is an herbaceous annual sun-loving flower with a bushy growth habit. It is known to be drought tolerant […]

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