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Allspice and Bayrum Growing Guide


Angel's Trumpet Growing Guide

(a.k.a. How to Grow Brugmansia and Datura)

Printable PDF Format


Azalea Growing Guide

Learn how to plant, grow, prune, water, and fertilize evergreen and deciduous Azaleas


Cactus & Succulents Growing Guide

Learn about potting soil selection, planting, and how to properly water these easy to grow and forgiving plants


Camellia and Sasanqua List

- Flower and Plant Sizes, Colors, Forms, Flowering Seasons and more


Camellia and Sasanqua Growing Guide

Printable PDF Format


Clematis Growing Guide


Coffee Tree Growing Guide


Container Plant Growing Guide -

Includes Uppotting, Repotting, Potting Soil Selection,

Proper Watering Techniques for Containers,

What Does Brown or Yellow Foliage and Green Soil Indicate, and More


Coral Honeysuckle Growing Guide

Learn how to grow this easy to grow, exceptionally free flowering, hummingbird vine

Printable PDF Format


Gardenia Growing Guide

A.k.a. Cape Jessamine or Cape Jasmine. Learn how to grow these outstanding and wonderfully fragrant evergreen shrubs

Printable PDF Format


Hardy or Perennial Hiscus, Including the Confederate Rose Mallow, Growing Guide

Learn how to grow these easy and long-lived, long-flowering perennials with huge flowers that can reach 12" across!


Night Blooming Cereus, Epiphyllum, and Orchid Cactus Growing Guide

Printable PDF Format


Once-Mown Meadow and Prairie for Pollinators Planting Guide

Including site selection, plant species selection, soil preparation, planting, and maintenance


Planting a New Plant In the Garden and Landscape Growing Guide

This is an in-depth detailed How-To and includes proper planting techniques for both average drainage and poorly draining or clay soils


Plumeria Growing Guide

Learn how to grow this wonderfully fragrant and easy to grow tropical that is used to make the Hawaiian leis


Pride of Barbados Growing Guide

Learn how to plant, fertilize, and prune the Pride of Barbados or Dwarf Poinciana


Sambac Jasmine (a.k.a. Arabian Jasmine or Pikake) Growing Guide

Learn how to plant, prune, fertilize and successfully grow this true Jasmine



The Good Bugs & Other Beneficial Organisms

Dekay's Brown Snake

Did you know this small harmless snake is a voracious predator of slugs, snails, and small bugs?


Hummingbird Plant List

Did you know that Salvias are #1 with Hummingbirds?


Milkweed: Much More than Just a Monarch Host

Asclepias or Milkweeds attract aphids which in turn attract a wide variety of other predatory species like: Green Lacewing larva, Ladybug larva, Syrphid Fly larva, and Braconid wasps. Also, learn the difference between Assassin Bugs and the look alike Milkweed Bug


Rosy Wolf Snail - A Welcome Garden Inhabitant of the Southeastern US

Did you know that this is a predatory native snail? It can travel 4 times faster than the typical garden snail and can devour small snails whole!



Past Newsletters


2019 Summer Newsletter - A Parade of New Native Perennials, Once-Mown Meadow, Proper Container Planting, and more


2019 Spring Newsletter - Heavenly Hummingbird Horticulture


2018 Summer and Fall Sale Newsletter - Agastache, Chapel Hill Lantana series, New Porterweeds, Trumpet Creeper, Brown Anole, Almost Eden vs. Amazon Third Party Vendors


Winter 2017 Newsletter - New, Heirloom, & Found Japonica Camellias - More October Magic® Sasanquas - 2017 Fall Sale - Planting & Pruning Tropicals - Establishing Hardy Perennials in Winter


Fall 2017 Newsletter - 2017 Fall Sale, Salvias and Sages, Predatory Stink Bugs, Sleepy Orange Butterfly, & New Sasanquas and Camellias for 2017


February 2017 Newsletter - Zebra Longwing Butterflies, Chalcid Wasps, Dwarf Vitex, & More


September 2015 - A Visit By Royalty, Summer & Fall Sale, Chimeras, & More


March 2015 - What's New, Spring Open House, A Predatory Click Beetle & More


A World of New Camellias


Fall 2014 Open House - The Full Scoop


October 2014 Newsletter - Easy Perennials for Fall Color, Getting Root Hardy Tropicals Through Winter

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