The Southern Garden Author:Ben Arthur Davis A lush green Southern garden is never the result of a happy accident--it is the product of a gardener who is knowledgeable about his climate and geography, about which plants will flourish in his area and which will not. Such a gardener is Ben Arthur Davis, and he has put all his know-how into THE SOUTHERN GARDEN. The first section of the book... more » is organized in the form of a garden calendar, giving complete instructions on what to do each month of the year. These instructions will be particularly helpful to busy Southerners who may overloook small but important seasonal chores.
In the second section Mr. Davis deals itwh annuals (differentiating between "hardy" and "tender", biennials, and perennials and devotes a number of chapters to specific plants such as chrysanthemus, dahlias, and daylilies. He gives advice on planting in sunny or shady areas, in moist or dry spots; he explains, in detail, how to prepare the soil, nurture the plants, and propagate from cuttings.
In a "potpourri" chapter the author provides information on a variety of subjects from mulches to mutations, from "gibbing" to keeping cut flowers fresh.« less