Best books on southern gardening

trivedi_south(8)March 20, 2010

I wanted to find out what are southern favorite books on gardening in South.

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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

Gardening 'Round Atlanta (for Atlantans), Southern Gardeners book of lists, anything by Allen Armitage - he writes general books but always says how things do in Athens for him. All books by Elizabeth Lawrence, Southern Herb Gardening by Madeline Hill.

And many, many more!

    Bookmark   March 20, 2010 at 8:32PM
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I have Tough Plants for Southern Gardens by Felder Rushing. Has been my favorite, pictures and these are proven plants.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2010 at 1:40PM
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The Southern Gardener's Book of Lists

Month by Month Gardening in the South: What to do and When to do It. (by Hastings?)

I'm down in the basement and not near my books -- but I think a title search will find these for you! As a transplant, the Month by Month book has been fantastic!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2010 at 6:00AM
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_The Southern Living Garden Book_

    Bookmark   March 23, 2010 at 10:14AM
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Thank you all very much!!

I will order these titles at my local library. All their gardening books are loaned out as Spring is here (or almost).

Thanks Again.
Happy Gardening!

    Bookmark   March 25, 2010 at 9:08AM
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fluffyflowers(z8 GA)

I really like Passalong Plants by Steve Bender and Felder Rushing. It's informative and funny :)

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 9:02AM
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One of the best and most practical book on gardening in the South that I have read is:

"Gardening in the Humid South (Paperback)
~ Edmund N., Jr. O'Rourke (Author), Leon C. Standifer
Two self-proclaimed "crotchety old horticulture professors," Ed OÂRourke and Leon Standifer share an immense love of gardening, a vast knowledge of all things horticultural, and a hearty sense of humor. In Gardening in the Humid South, they combine all these traits to provide a practical and entertaining guide to gardening in the region they know best, the humid subtropics of the lower South."

Can be found on Amazon. It is the first book that I have read that really acknowledges the differences between most garden books written by authors outside of the South and what it's really like here.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2010 at 9:21AM
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Thank you FF and Riceke.

I got the "gardening in humid south" from local lib few days ago. It has some good tips.
I also got gardening month by month and its a good read too.

Appreciate everyone's input :)

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 11:59AM
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a new one that was brought to my attention is:
best native plants for southern gardens -
a handbook for gardeners, homeowners, and professionals
by gil nelson
it will be available july, 2010 from the university press of florida.
their phone number is 800-226-3822 and the website is
this publication won't be listed on the website until publication date but there is a 25% prepublication discount price through july 31.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2010 at 2:25PM
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