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The GO-TO GUIDE forWildflower Hunting in Your State

Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast describes and illustrates 1,250 species commonly encountered in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Washington D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. This comprehensive guide includes perennials, annuals, and bulbs, both native and naturalized. The book is organized by flower color and includes white, yellow, red, blue, orange, green, and brown flowers. Introductory information offers an explanation of the key plant

parts and information on plant names. Species profiles include color photographs and range maps. Published

in partnership with the North Carolina Botanical Garden,Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast is for hikers, naturalists, gardeners, and anyone wishing to learn more about the region’s diverse flora.

  • More than 1,300 color photographs and over 1,200 range maps
  • User-friendly organization by flower color and easy-to-see plant features

Available June 25, 2019 wherever books are sold!



The Coastal Garden Club of Shallotte, NC was thrilled to be the only club in the state to receive a Plant America Grant, from National President Nancy Hargroves.  With the $825. grant, plus other contributions from the community,in April, 2018, the club installed 3 pollinator garden areas at the DOT Rest Stop on Highway 17 in Shallotte, as well as two large educational signs. Two gardens are in raised beds at the front of the site and the third is along the sidewalk at the back entrance. This location serves over 150,000 visitors annually, so the gardens will be enjoyed by many. The Visitor’s Center there has a list of the native plants that were used, so interested members of the public can learn what to plant in their gardens.


The club members working on the project experienced several challenges.  We have attached documents detailing what we learned, in case other groups wish to do a similar project.  We were fortunate that the husband of a member created a lovely, original trellis of wood, for the coral honeysuckle plant, and that information is included, also.

Plants were purchased from Niche Gardens in Chapel Hill. Soaker hoses were used to insure adequate water.  Organic fertilizer was added when planting.

For additional questions, contact Joan Eccard,


Making a Trellis

Coastal Garden Club Pollinator Gardens Plant America sign project

These programs are from the files in the state office.  Click on a title and read, or if you wish to use, print a copy.  You no longer have to wait for snail mail and pay $2.