more about: Hydrangea

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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Grumpy Loves Those Winter Blues

Gardeners have been going ga-ga over ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea ever since it was introduced about a decade ago. People crave the reblooming nature of this shrub and the fact that it promises flowers all summer. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a hydrangea that produced beautiful blue flowers all winter long too? Well, now there is! Meet Tara Dillard. Not […]

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One Last Day of Paradise

Greetings, Grumpians. Today might be my final day in tropical paradise, but that doesn’t mean I can’t take time out from rum, sun, and a warm, sticky bun to answer some gardening questions and introduce you to one of my favorite summer perennials. Question: My Knockout roses have been beautiful until now. The main plant looks normal, but all new growth is coming out […]

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