Boxwoods are supposed to be green, 24/7, 365 days a year. So it’s no wonder that when boxwoods turn brown, people get upset and demand answers. Why is this awful thing happening?????? As always, Grumpy knows.
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As you know, faithful readers, ‘Humble” is Grumpy’s middle name. Therefore, he is loathe to toot his own horn, even when he has every right to do so. So when the Garden Writer’s Association (GWA) recently gave Grumpy a Silver Award for his September 2011 story in Southern Living, “Good Bones Make Good Gardens,” he instinctively sought to dodge the […]
Grumpy has been inundated lately by queries from people who want to know if it’s OK to transplant trees or shrubs to new locations now. Grumpy’s answer: Only if you really want to kill them. Vicki’s inquiry is typical. She writes (well, types): “I have a white ‘Natchez’ crepe myrtle tree next to my pool. It is full of beautiful, white […]