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

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Some Like It Hot
Flowers That Thrive in Hot Humid Weather
P. J. Gartin
Some Like it Hot: Flowers That Thrive in Hot Humid Weather is the ultimate guide for Southern gardeners who dream of colorful, continuously blooming annuals and perennials in peaceful garden settings. For those who live in the hot and humid Southeast, a profusion of blooms and high temperatures don't always go hand in hand. Southern gardeners can relax as they peruse a wealth of botanical knowledge combined with lighthearted, yet horticulturally precise, information.
Chapters include:
Detailed information on hundreds of varieties of plants and flowers.
Sowing seed inside and out-of-doors.
Understanding Plant Hardiness and Heat Zone Maps.
Information on average relative humidities, average number of heat days, frost and freeze predictions, and beginning and ending average frost and freeze dates.
Starting and keeping a gardening log.
Victorian friends in modern gardens.
Books for recommended reading.
Plus a comprehensive resource section that includes plant suppliers.

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Leading specialists on southern gardening answer challenging questions about what works where and why in the hot, muggy climates of the southern gardening zones. A bookboiling over with reliable advice and inspired gardening solutions.
End frustration and confusion over which plants will survive the heat of summer
A reliable source for longtime southern gardeners as well as those who have moved to the Sunbelt.
At-a-Glance charts tell which plants can tolate excessive rainfall or drought, sun or shade.
Includes information on ornamental grasses, annual vines and shrubs of all sizes.
Tips on low-maintence landscape with attractive and hardly native plants.
Provides data on the ornamental value of each plant, whether in berries, flowers, leaves or fruit.
P.J. Gartin, a garden writer and hortivulturist, is a Clemson Univirsity Extension Service Master Gardener whose feature articles appear often in southern gardening publications. She also appears on radio and television broadcasts and lectures throughout the region.
F. Brian Smith is widely known to gardeners through his television and radio broadcasts. He has served since 1988 as an Extension Agent for Clemson University and is also an instructor for the South Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association.
The authors live in Charleston, South, Carolina.

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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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