more about: Christmas

Christmas Gifts From My Heart

With only two weeks to go until your favorite day to shower Grumpy with gifts, Grumpy has more outstanding garden gift ideas for you to bestow on your loved ones. Get your credit card ready!

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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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More Christmas Gifts From Grumpy

Black Friday may be over, but thanks to Grumpy, Christmas shopping is naught but blue skies ahead! Here are three more gifts every gardener will want, because I’ve talked to them all and they said so.

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Grumpy’s Christmas Gifts For You

Oh! No! No! The holiday season is upon us again, which means many of you are looking down the barrel of disappointing even more people with your gifts this year. Be not afraid. Grumpy has perused and evaluated thousands of gifts that will delight even the most discerning gardener. Every post from now until Christmas will feature unique items sure […]

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Kid-Friendly Christmas Eve Treats

The stockings are hung, the gifts are wrapped, and the Elf on the Shelf is about to make his last journey to the North Pole (woo hoo!). One of the greatest stress-busters during the busy holidays is to get in the kitchen with your kiddos. There’s just something therapeutic about the experience that really gets you in the true spirit of the […]

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Sunday Supper: Christmas Casseroles

Whether it’s a succulent pot roast, cheesy casserole, or warming, savory stew, we love Sunday supper. It’s a dinner party without the formality, where family and friends gather for easy conversation and good food – lots of it!

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Last Minute Christmas Crafts with A Beautiful Mess

Christmas is just eight days away (eek!), the clock is ticking, and your home is nowhere near as festive as you’d like it to be. Fear not; we called in DIY goddesses Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman to help with those last-minute holiday needs. The inventive sisters from Springfield, Mo. keep their website A Beautiful Mess updated with 12 to […]

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Paperwhites For Christmas!

Paperwhite narcissus are the best no-fail Christmas flowers of all. Just place the bottoms of the bulbs in water, keep the bulbs at room temperature, and in just a week or two, you have beautiful, fragrant blooms! This is so easy even my wife, Judy, loves doing it. (Please don’t tell her I said that.)

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Kissing Up To Mistletoe

It’s hard to warm up to a parasite. The mere fact that one organism takes both sustenance and shelter from another without returning the favor just seems so wrong. Yet Grumpy finds a lot to like about the South’s most visible parasite, American mistletoe. All in all, it’s one cool plant.

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Merry Christmas From Around the South

From our Southern Living family to yours, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Catch a glimpse of how Southerners are celebrating the holiday, everywhere from Louisiana to Kentucky.

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