more about: Annuals and Perennials

Four Salvias To Make You Salivate

If you’ve ever drooled over a plant, you know how embarrassing that can be. You’re a grown adult, for crying out loud, and you’re looking like you need a bib. Nevertheless, certain plants cause me to profusely salivate, like these muy delicioso salvias recently added to our Southern Living Plant Collection. (Dang, I just drooled on the keyboard. What a […]

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Who Wants to Kill Violets?

Violets are such sweet, little wildflowers that it’s hard to believe that anyone other than Dear Leader would want them dead. But believe it or not, Grumpy regularly receives requests for advice on how to eradicate these gentle plants. Has the world gone over to the dark side?

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Five Fearless Predictions For 2015

  Over the years, we have established that Grumpy knows all — not just about the present, but the future too. Powered by several glasses of high-octane eggnog, he turns his Jaundiced Eye of Prognostication towards 2015 and issues five shocking predictions for the coming year.

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I Give You the Christmas Rose!

One of the great things about living in the South is that you can find something blooming in your yard almost every day of the year — including Christmas. And that’s just what Grumpy did this Christmas morning.

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All She Wants For Christmas Is Blue Orchids and Poo!

Christmas brings joy, but it can also bring pain–especially if someone in your family is so insensitive and self-absorbed they never give you what you want. Show those people the error of their ways with these excellent garden gifts chosen by Grumpy.

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Grumpy Serves Up Great Fall Color

I hope you had a great fall before the Polar Vortex lowered the boom. Here at Grumpy Central in Alabama, we had a spectacular autumn. Here are just a few of the stars of the show from Grumpy’s garden and neighborhood.

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Think Pink This Fall! Plant Muhly Grass

Pepto-Bismol pink may not be a traditional autumn color, but you’re going to be seeing it more and more — thanks to a spectacular native plant called pink muhly grass. It’s easy to grow and when sunlight ignites its plumes, it’s like seeing the world through rose-colored glasses.

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Calling All Hummingbirds! Pineapple Sage

Hummingbirds birds are on the move, either fleeing a volcanic eruption in Iceland or just heading down south for the winter. In either case, they’re looking for nectar-laden flowers to fuel their journey and keep them from dropping from the skies like little winged crullers. And here’s one plant they love — pineapple sage.

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Don’t Let These Marijuana Lookalikes Send You To Jail!

Did you see the video of the guy in Georgia who said police raided his home after they mistook the okra he was growing for marijuana? Okra doesn’t look like pot to me, but maybe it does to a cop hovering 60 feet above in a helicopter. Watch and enjoy!

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The Worst Plant in the World

This plant sure looks pretty, doesn’t it? Kinda like English ivy with kaleidoscopic leaves of red, pink, yellow, and green. It sports pretty white flowers too. DO NOT PLANT IT! If you do, you will be sorrier than Angelina Jolie after she married Billy Bob Thornton.

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