Summer Gardener’s Corner

Summer Gardener’s Corner

With Director of Horticulture Eric Kimbrel At the transition to warm summer, we begin looking for fruit and seed production on plants so that we can be ready to collect them if needed for propagation. I was walking by some bear corn, also known as cancer-root and...
2022 Native Plant Sale

2022 Native Plant Sale

It’s time again for our annual Native Plant Sale!   Please join us on August 26th, and bring home some of the native plants featured in the garden of Southern Highlands Reserve. Native trees, shrubs and grasses will be available for sale in either 1-gallon...
New Pollinators for Brevard Dog Park

New Pollinators for Brevard Dog Park

Though butterflies would win the beauty pageants and bees would dominate prizes for work ethic, all manner of insects are important — and all depend on flowering plants — to ensure the circle of life remains unbroken. An easy way to promote the resiliency of our local...
Phenology Phases in Full Force

Phenology Phases in Full Force

Spring in the garden means a bustle of emergence and departure, a flurry of wardrobe changes, peeking and peaking, buzzing and alighting, bursting and retreating. Here at Southern Highlands Reserve, we’ve been recording the timing of these occurrences since 2008....
Gardener’s Corner

Gardener’s Corner

A gardener in spring is like a kid on Christmas morning, with newly decorated trees leafing out over plants and flowers opening like gifts. Most gardeners bide their wintertime planning for warmer days and how their garden can be better than last year. We troubleshoot...
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