Do you think you should always follow the instructions on the those plant name tags when you buy a new plant?  I say no.  That same plant tag is in that plant whether it's sitting on a table in a Tennessee garden center or on a bench at your local Lowe's here in South Carolina.  Sun requirements would definitely be different, as well as water needs.  What will take full sun in a Tennessee yard may not, and probably would not, in a garden in South Carolina.  For that matter, the full sun is completely different in the mountains of South Carolina versus the sandhills area.  Research and learn as much as you can about a particular plant your planning on using in your garden.  Your gardening friends, the internet, gardening books written for the south, your local garden centers or Clemson Extension are all great places to gather information and ask questions.  Planning ahead and learning about the plants you want to use will save you time and money.  So don't always take the information on those plant name tags as the requirements needed for your area.  Just think of it as "generic" plant information.

Happy Gardening!
5/13/2012 06:11:53 am

Good to know. Gotta say that I was one of those people taking the tags for what they said, thanks for the info!

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