more about: Hydrangea

5 Nice Shrubs For Summer Blooms

Summer is a time when you want lots of color in your garden, but you don’t want to work at it. You need plants that bloom when it’s stinking hot that fool your neighbors into thinking you’re a much more active gardener than you really are. These five shrubs are your ticket to a summer of glorious lethargy. Let the […]

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Prune Out Your Dead!

Readers are besieging Grumpy with frantic questions about trees and shrubs that don’t look right. Some have branches that haven’t leafed out. Some have bare branches and are sprouting only from the base. And some show no signs of life at all. “Why is this happening and what should I do?” they ask.

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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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Cut Your Losses — Time to Prune Winter-Damaged Plants

Hope springs eternal in the garden. Your shrub or tree should have put out leaves a month ago, yet its stems remain bare. Did it just forget spring is almost over? Did it decide to sleep in? Do plants sometimes skip a year? Nope, nope, and nope. Sorry, but it’s time to cut your losses.

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Mother’s Day Porch Makeover Giveaway

Rounding out our week of Mother’s Day giveaways, we’re giving one lucky mom a special package to spruce up her porch just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

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3 New Plants You Must Have

  As the South’s foremost advocate for rewarding gardening, Grumpy is always on the lookout for new plants that will make your gardening experience even more exhilarating than lunch with Al Gore. Get ready to be wowed by these uber-wonderful newcomers to our Southern Living Plant Collection.

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Why Your Hydrangea Didn’t Bloom

Many people across the land are very unhappy right now. They’re unhappy because their neighbor’s hydrangeas are blooming and beautiful, their hydrangeas aren’t, and they’re afraid their shrubs’ lack of cooperation is a sign of displeasure from the Big Guy. If you’re among those unhappy folks, relax. Believe me, if the Big Guy is mad at you, He has much […]

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What’s Wrong With My Plants? Grumpy Knows

It’s that favorite time of year when the air grows crisp, wreaths and Christmas lights appear, families gather together as one, and folks gripe about their stupid plants. “My stinking hydrangea won’t bloom.” “Do I have to prune my crummy crepe myrtle?” “Will moldy, 10-year-old bulbs I found in the garage still grow?” “My lousy pet badgers keep killing my […]

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Think Pink! Three New Hydrangeas

Grumpy is one giant goosebump right now! He’s just itching to introduce you to three of the latest and greatest hydrangeas to be introduced in the last 6 months! None of them are French hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla). None of them are blue. And none of them keep you up nights wondering when to prune. In fact, the average gardener will find […]

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You Ask, I Answer — What Gardeners Need to Know This Spring

Grumpy Instantly Solves Your Vital Gardening Questions for Spring! Discusses Hydrangeas, Roses, Pruning, Houseplants, Herbs, Weeds, Transplanting, More! All Answers Guaranteed Or Your Money Back!   Question: I came home this afternoon to see my hydrangeas pruned to the ground by my family. What is going to happen? Paula Poe Answer: That depends on how violent a temper you have […]

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