What’s Wrong With My Hydrangea?

French hydrangeas may be water hogs, but extended periods of wet weather can cause them big problems. Suddenly, their pristine leaves become spotted, scorched, and dusted with powder. People in the South have every right to panic, but instead they wisely call on me to diagnose the ailments and provide solutions. Once again, Grumpy delivers.

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Find Sophisticated Charm in Little Rock

If Little Rock, Arkansas wasn’t already on your Southern bucket list, you should go ahead and mark this town down on your list of places to visit (even if your only reason is to stay at this treasured classic featured above!). The moment you pull up to the Capital Hotel, you’re immediately greeted with an old-world charm steeped in local […]

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DIY Airplant and Hydrangea Arrangement

I absolutely love the look and feel that air plants add to a home, especially given that they’re low-maintenance plants. Today I’m sharing a DIY video on how to assemble a unique air plant arrangement with the help of The Vine Garden Market. These tropical plants thrive in a warm environment where they’re exposed to plenty of air and regular moisture. […]

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Say Hi To Joe-Pye

  Confess. One look at this plant makes you desperately desire it for your garden. Would you still lust for it if you knew its true common name ends with the word “weed?” The mere possibility of that made Grumpy erase the word from the headline. That’s because you need a stately, native plant that butterflies crave and makes onlookers […]

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Win Two VIP Passes to Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival in Franklin, TN.

We are counting down the days until one of the South’s new hottest music festivals in Franklin, TN. Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival is a family-friendly event located on The Park at Harlinsdale Farm and is one that you will not want to miss. Artists such as Jason Isbell, Beck, and Kacey Musgraves are just a few of the acts […]

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Virginia’s Magical Garden: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Sponsored Advertising Content: Southern Living has partnered with Virginia.org to form a guest blogger network. Today’s post is provided by guest blogger Janie Medley of The Bride’s Café. Check back every Monday and Thursday for new ways to explore the state of Virginia. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is one of the Nation’s best botanical gardens and one of the most-visited in Virginia. I am […]

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Asheville’s Buxton Hall Blends Old & New

It doesn’t take long to figure out that Elliott Moss is cooking with all wood at Buxton Hall Bar-B-Que. You can see the blazing fire rendering oak down to coals right there in a big metal pit behind the counter. He and his team shovel the coals from that fire directly beneath the whole hogs in two adjoining metal-lidded pits. […]

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Live from Music City!

As you may have heard, we’re headed to Nashville over Labor Day weekend in celebration of our 50th Anniversary! We editors are piling into a few cars and hitting I-65 straight for Nashville. We’ve spent the past year planning this weekend and I can guarantee you we’re pulling out all of the stops. Alongside our friends at Visit Music City, […]

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How To Make A Mobile Garden Box

Here at Southern Living, we love a good DIY. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Craft Box Girls – led by craft guru and author Lynn Lilly – are creating fun, easy-to-make projects to spice up your entertaining, wedding planning, or holiday gifting. Check back every other Thursday for some DIY inspiration. In the South, we’re not all blessed with a huge yard or deck to cultivate […]

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Blackberry Farm’s Fall Anniversary Event Lineup

Photo: Blackberry Farm 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of Blackberry Farm, a cherished Southern Living Hotel Collection member in Walland, Tennessee. The picturesque, 4,200-acre estate combines rustic and refined effortlessly, making it a favorite retreat for an escape to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. This fall, Blackberry Farm has a jam-packed calendar of events to celebrate their “Blackberry […]

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