new southern garden!?
I will be moving south next year sometime and I'm going to need a lot of advise on what to grow/not grow when I get there. I will be moving into the western part of SC near Clemson University. I have been growing perennials for over 25 years in NJ and I realize there many plants that we have in common like some of the native plants. I have been a member of the NJ native plant Society and Deep Cut Orchid Society. I am not a really big fan of annuals but they do have their place. I grow iris bulbs perennials native plants shade/ spring ephemerals hellebores. I have 3 rock gardens, Sun and Shade gardens, wet garden, butterfly and native plant gardens. I also collect plants that once I get interested I am looking for different forms and colors. I also grow houseplants and orchids. My SIL And BIL live in the area where we are moving. Are there any must see nurseries or gardens in that area? Can I grow tulips, and other bulbs? I also realize there are many plants that will be new to me. Any suggestions on must haves? I can't wait to get started!