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How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

How to Grow Brussels Sprouts »

13 Mar, 2017
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Start your healthy meal in the garden.

Planting Always start with transplants. You can buy these from garden centers or sow seed

How to Grow Chrysanthemums

How to Grow Chrysanthemums »

13 Mar, 2017
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Like SEC fans, mums can be spotted everywhere you go in the fall. They’re just the thing for adding color to your

How to Grow Corn

How to Grow Corn »

13 Mar, 2017
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Southern cuisine wouldn’t be the same without this crop.

Planting Corn is a warm-weather crop, so don’t rush planting in spring: Seeds

The Best Christmas Tree Ever!

The Best Christmas Tree Ever! »

13 Mar, 2017
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Our Grumpy Gardener gives his official endorsement for the best Christmas tree ever, plus the stand that you need this season.

There

How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh

How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh »

13 Mar, 2017
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Nine secrets to keep floral arrangements perky and fragrant.

There’s nothing more exciting than being surprised with (or treating yourself to…) a

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up on Your Garden Just Yet

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up on Your Garden Just Yet »

13 Mar, 2017
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Small evergreens to get your containers through the winter.

 

Now that the leaves have fallen, things outside are looking pretty bleak.

Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming »

13 Mar, 2017
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Yep, it’s gonna get cold.

In the weeks before and after Thanksgiving, we’re supposed to feel guilty about lounging about on the

How to Grow Peonies

How to Grow Peonies »

13 Mar, 2017
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Bring these beauties to your garden.

Because peony plants live for decades, they should be considered a permanent addition to your landscape,

How to Grow Pecan Trees

How to Grow Pecan Trees »

13 Mar, 2017
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Quite possibly our favorite Southern ingredient.

PLANTING: Pecan trees need well-drained soil. Set out bare-root trees in winter. Dig a planting hole

How to Grow Peaches And Nectarines

How to Grow Peaches And Nectarines »

13 Mar, 2017
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Nothing is sweeter than growing these fruits in your own backyard.

SELECTIONS Most selections need 600 to 900 hours of winter chill

Why We Love Southern Living House Plan Number 1870

Why We Love Southern Living House Plan Number 1870 »

13 Mar, 2017
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For the folks that dream of the perfect country cottage on a farm or one in the ‘burbs—this one’s for you.

The

We Now Declare This Winter’s Prettiest Tree

We Now Declare This Winter’s Prettiest Tree »

13 Mar, 2017
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If winter seems utterly bleak, you probably don’t have many beech trees around.

One of Grumpy’s two favorite native trees (white oak

Your Garden To-Do List For 2017

Your Garden To-Do List For 2017 »

13 Mar, 2017
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Where to start with your green-thumb this year.

No doubt about it, 2017 is shaping up as the greatest year for gardening

Be Careful With Bittersweet!

Be Careful With Bittersweet! »

13 Mar, 2017
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The sour side of bittersweet.

Bittersweet is a Christmas ninja. Woven into wreaths on doors and gates or draped over the mantel,

People Are Spending Quality Time With Their Plants for Houseplant Appreciation Day

People Are Spending Quality Time With Their Plants for Houseplant Appreciation Day »

13 Mar, 2017
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Plants deserve gratitude, too

This article originally appeared on TIME

 

Important public service announcement: today is National Houseplant Appreciation Day. What

How To Grow Cilantro

How To Grow Cilantro »

13 Mar, 2017
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This versatile and flavorful herb has bright culinary powers.

The way chefs garnish nearly every plate with parsley, you’d think it was

The Most Beautiful Blooms of Winter

The Most Beautiful Blooms of Winter »

13 Mar, 2017
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Hello, Japanese apricot.

Carolyn Choi of Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a fabulous painter, uber-patriot, accomplished gardener, and Grumpy’s friend. So when

7 Landscaping Trends You Need to Get In On This Year

7 Landscaping Trends You Need to Get In On This Year »

13 Mar, 2017
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Your neighbors will be green with envy.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) announced their top trends for 2017 and, naturally, it

A Personal Appeal from Lenten Roses

A Personal Appeal from Lenten Roses »

13 Mar, 2017
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One of the finest ground covers for shade, Lenten rose combines handsome evergreen foliage with lovely, late winter flowers.

WANTED–Attractive, easy-to-grow perennial.

4 Reasons Why Your Daffodil Bulbs Aren’t Blooming

4 Reasons Why Your Daffodil Bulbs Aren’t Blooming »

13 Mar, 2017
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Where are those sunny signs of spring?

Nothing proclaims the arrival of spring like the sunny trumpets of daffodils. So it is

Don’t Settle for Scraggly Azaleas

Don’t Settle for Scraggly Azaleas »

13 Mar, 2017
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There’s nothing lovelier than our region’s trademark plant in full bloom.

Shaping your azaleas is like getting a good haircut; the improvement

Why the Daisy is a Girl’s Best Friend

Why the Daisy is a Girl’s Best Friend »

13 Mar, 2017
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Good old daisies.

There’s nothing pretentious about daisies. You’ve loved these cheerful, common flowers ever since you learned to draw them in

Leave it to Mary to Brighten Up Your Winter

Leave it to Mary to Brighten Up Your Winter »

13 Mar, 2017
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The flowers of Calendula officinalis, also known as Mary’s gold or pot marigold, are a bright blessing for warm Southern winters.

As

Scents and Smellability—That’s Winter Daphne

Scents and Smellability—That’s Winter Daphne »

13 Mar, 2017
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Things aren’t always cold and dreary in the winter.

What do you consider the most fragrant plant in the garden? Gardenia? Excellent

Where Can We Grow Cherry Trees in the South?

Where Can We Grow Cherry Trees in the South? »

13 Mar, 2017
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From blushing spring blooms to sweet fragrance to fall color, Yoshino has it all.

Imagine yourself on a fine, early spring day

What Does it Mean to be a Shady Gardener?

What Does it Mean to be a Shady Gardener? »

13 Mar, 2017
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It’s not all about the sunlight.

To many gardeners, a shady gardener means a green garden. But it doesn’t have to be

This is How Southern Gardeners Enjoy Color All Year Long

This is How Southern Gardeners Enjoy Color All Year Long »

13 Mar, 2017
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Two words: plant ahead.

Probably the greatest advantage Southern gardeners enjoy is the potential to have something blooming outdoors nearly every month

The Sweet Southern Noisette Rose

The Sweet Southern Noisette Rose »

13 Mar, 2017
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Bred in the South and perfect for our gardens, historic Noisette roses delight us with their beauty, fragrance, and ease of care.

Are You Ready For Some Great Crepe Murder?

Are You Ready For Some Great Crepe Murder? »

13 Mar, 2017
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‘Tis the season.

It’s that most wonderful time of the year! The time when eagle-eyed, compassionate, and knowledgeable readers like you record

12 Winter Gardening Questions Answered

12 Winter Gardening Questions Answered »

13 Mar, 2017
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Our garden expert alleviates your monthly growing pains.

1. Question: About 80% of our front yard is garden beds that are covered