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Gardening in the South

The Complete Homeowner's Guide

Mark Weathington


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Expert advice for Southern gardeners
A gardener’s plant choice and garden style are inextricably linked to the place they call home. In order to grow a flourishing garden, every gardener must know the specifics of their region’s climate, soil, and geography. Gardening in the South is comprehensive, enthusiastic, and accessible to gardeners of all levels. It features information on site and plant selection, soil preparation and maintenance, and basic design principles. Plant profiles highlight the region’s best perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, and bulbs. Color photographs throughout show wonderful examples of southern garden style. Gardening in the South is for home gardeners in Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. 

Praise For Gardening in the South: The Complete Homeowner's Guide

“Will find an eager audience.” —Booklist

“Must-Have New Guide. . . full of region-specific planting tricks.” —Garden & Gun

“Weathington’s guide takes readers on an enjoyable stroll down the paths of ornamental plant possibilities for Southern gardens.” —Cary Magazine

“A comprehensive guide for gardeners of all skill levels.” —Augusta Magazine​

“A definitive handbook sharing exactly what it takes to grow a garden in the South.” —Tideland News

“You’ll never want to make another gardening decision without first consulting Weathington.” —Mississippi

“Any local garden center worth its seed would do well to stock it.” —The Virginian-Pilot​

“[Weathington] understands what it takes to not only grow a beautiful garden here in Southern climates and soils, but more importantly, he knows how to make a garden thrive.” —The Carteret County News-Times


Timber Press, 9781604695915, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2017

About the Author

Mark Weathington is the director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University. As a devotee of low-input gardening, he searches for ornamental plants that provide beauty and utility to the garden without needing a surplus of time, energy, or chemicals to grow and thrive. Weathington spreads the word about these great plants in dozens of lectures a year, articles in most major gardening magazines, and a weekly newspaper column.