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Outdoors

A Southern Kingdom Awaits

The world’s only commercial ramp farmer seeks a successor

SOUTHERN HEROES

Sarah Ross: The Seed Restorer

The Georgian works to perpetuate the South’s heirloom crops

Southern Heroes

Craig LeHoullier: The Tomato King

This propagator of the Cherokee Purple preserves and protects the South’s favored summertime crop

Gardens

A Presidential Source for a Sweet-Smelling Southern Garden

Thanks to Thomas Jefferson’s keen nose, fragrant blooms endure for today’s green thumbs

Gardens

In Praise of Tiny Potted Kitchen Gardens

Containers of herbs and veggies, inspired by one of England’s most famous gardens, yield abundant flavor

Gardens

The Best Heirloom Daffodils for Southern Gardens

An expert’s beautiful new book celebrates flowers of all kinds, but right now, it’s daffodil time

Gardens

Create an Indoor Garden (Even in Winter)

A guide to mail-order sources for beautiful house plants

In the Garden

Tabasco’s Other Treasures

On Avery Island in Louisiana, curious camellia hunters unravel generations of botanical mysteries

Gardens

Fall Bulbs for Spring Blooms

Shop for interesting flowers to plant now for a spectacle come spring

Gardens

The Magic of Moss

A Western North Carolina hideaway where mysterious moss enchants everything it touches

In the Garden

Taming a Wild Kentucky Landscape

A Lexington couple tap a celebrated designer to create their dream garden—and his

Food & Drink

Secrets of a Southern Tomato Garden

Tips and tales from a prize-winning backyard gardener

Gardens

The Botanical States of America

A new exhibition at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., recreates some of the South’s most beloved gardens in miniature

Gardens

Floating An Idea

Bowls of water keep quick-to-wilt gardenias going

Gardens

The South’s Rare Water Lily Is Ready to Bloom

Cahaba or “shoal” lilies appear from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina

In the Garden

Lilies with a Legacy

A humble Southern bulb finds new respect, thanks to a Carolina plantsman

Arts & Culture

Macon’s Blooms Are Back

After two years of lackluster blossoms, the Georgia city expects to once again be the pinkest place on the planet

Conservation

Boxwood Blues

A Virginia nursery fights back against a blight wiping out one of the South’s most beloved plants

Southern Accent

A Winter Floral Arrangement

When life gives you lemons…turn them into a fruitful bouquet

Gardens

Keep Your Favorite Camellias Growing Forever

A simple propagation technique—plus patience—ensures a favorite Southern flower will bloom on