'Easy' plants for Southern gardens
"Easy Gardens for the South" gives the skinny on the best plants by type, size, water requirements and more. If awarded a blue ribbon by the authors, the plant requires trimming or deadheading no more than once a year and needs water no more than once or twice a week after establishment. If a red ribbon, the plant requires touching at maximum three times a year (though red-ribbon annuals need it monthly). Crawford shares her favorite blue ribbon plants.