Tag Archives: Native Plants

Novice Gardener: What’s a Weed?

What’s a weed? It’s hard for me to tell in a lush flower garden. My mom, a green thumb gardener, says it’s a “plant with nine lives.” When some flowers succumb to the Coastal Georgia heat and wind, a weed … Continue reading

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Magnolias, Southern with a Capital S

Magnolias are about as Southern with a capital S as you can get. Many of my childhood memories revolve around my grandmother’s huge magnolia tree in her front yard.  I can almost smell the huge, fragrant, white, saucer-like blossoms.  But … Continue reading

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Saw Palmetto Prevails on Coast

Saw Palmetto (also called Palmetto) is known as a major understory plant on the coast in the South.  The sharp blades are an interesting contrast to the wispy Spanish Moss on Live Oaks.  They are often found growing near wax … Continue reading

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Passionate about Maypops!

While walking with Lucky Dog and my daughter Meredith in The Retreat at Yellow Bluff on Mother’s Day weekend, I stumbled upon Maypops.  The mere sight of the purple passionflower stopped me dead in my tracks.  My mind immediately traveled to … Continue reading

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Coral Bean on the Bluff

  Lucky Dog and I were strolling along the bluff when I noticed that the Coral Bean were in bloom.  Captain Wild Bill, Yellow Bluff’s naturalist, had pointed out the showy scarlet-red tubular blossoms to me last year.  He’d said, “These are … Continue reading

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