Some Like It Hot: Flowers That Thrive in Hot Humid Weather

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Gibbs Smith, 2007 - Gardening - 212 pages
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Expert advice for every Deep South gardener who is curious about anything that grows.
You will find-
Horticulturally precise information about herbaceous plants that not only survive but also thrive in the hot and humid south.
Common and botanical names of flowers that are ideal for the climate.
Instructions and tips on how to nurture luscious blooms all season long.
Expert advice for seasoned gardeners and novices alike.
P. J. Gartin is a freelance garden writer and coauthor of Some Like It Hot: Plants That Thrive in Hot and Humid Weather. A graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, with a master's degree from The Citadel, her articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout the Southeast as well as the national trade journal American Nurseryman. She has been an active Clemson Extension Service Master Gardener for the past fifteen years. In addition to making frequent appearances on television and radio, she enjoys speaking to organizations that are interested in horticulture. PJ has been tending the same garden in Charleston since 1987.
 

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Contents

Heat and Humidity
9
Getting Started
25
Sowing Seed In and OutOfDoors
35
Garden Mums and Shasta Daisies
49
Perennial Vines and Roses
63
Tropical Plants
83
Dahlias
99
Buddies and Bandits
109
Plumbago
141
Portulaca and Purslane
147
Zinnias
153
Plants with Interesting Foliage or Leaf Color
159
Victorian Friends in Modern Gardens
173
Recommended Reading
193
Suppliers of Plants
199
Index
203

Ornamental Peppers
127
Angels and Devils
133

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About the author (2007)

PJ Gartin is a freelance garden writer and co-author of Some Like It Hot: Plants That Thrive in Hot and Humid Weather. A graduate of George Mason University, with a master's degree from The Citadel, her articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout the Southeast as well as the national trade journal American Nurseryman. She has been an active Clemson University Extension Service Master Gardener for the past fifteen years. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

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