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Coming Soon! The Greatest Southern Gardening Book of All Time!

Incredibly wise gardeners who bought the last Southern Living Garden Book (above) published in 2004 are always asking me: “When are you going to revise it? A lot has changed in 10 years.” Grumpy has heard your pleas. And he is delighted to announce that an all-new, completely revised edition will set the world on its ear in January 2015!!!

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Wahoo! You Have Powdery Mildew

It’s a wonderful morning in a heretofore wonderful world. You walk out to your garden, only to discover to your shame and horror that some miscreant has confused it with a baby’s bottom and showered Johnson’s Baby Powder all over your plants.

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Where Life Really Sucks — Cities with the Worst Mosquitoes

Life bites in Atlanta. The world sucks in Memphis. And folks in Houston are itching to leave. Why? Because Orkin, the well-known pest control company, just named these towns as three of its top 20 mosquito cities. The news has Southerners buzzing.

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Throw-Down Thursday — Grumpy Answers Your Garden Questions

Welcome to Throw-Down Thursday, that sacred time we take each week to answer your most pressing gardening questions with honesty, sensitivity, insight, and — most important — the 1001% correctness you’ve come to expect. Let’s get right to it.

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Mole Control — What Works?

Faithful reader Brandy Bumpus says moles fighting moles in her yard is turning into trench warfare. She begs Grumpy for advice on the best way to get rid of these tunneling terrorists. As always, the ever-generous Grump is delighted to help.

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Cold Winter = Fewer Bugs?

Colder than justice in North Korea — that’s how cold winter has been this year in the eastern half of the country. Cities paralyzed by ice and snow. The Great Lakes frozen over. Pitiful dogs stuck to fire hydrants. So doesn’t it follow that we’ll have a lot fewer bugs to worry about this spring and summer?

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These Geese Must Go!

Geese are only nice swimming on someone else’s pond. When it’s YOUR pond, geese are the worst thing that can happen this side of a Justin Bieber skinny-dipping party. Let’s examine several different ways to give geese the heave-ho.

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5 Quick Ways to Winterize Your Garden

Freeze warnings are out, which means that tomorrow my impatiens will look a lot┬álike applesauce. Annuals turned into disgusting slime aren’t the only damage cold weather can ┬ábring. Here are five quick ways you can head off winter Armageddon in the days ahead.

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Three Cheers for GMOs!!!

You know Grumpy has always shied away from controversy, preferring to shower love on all the world. But there is one burning issue upon which I must take a stand. I must stand up for GMOs. What’s a GMO? That’s a good question! Let me begin by pointing out something that a lot of you think is a GMO. This […]

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What’s Wrong With My Crepe Myrtle? 4 Common Problems

Crepe myrtles are for the most part trouble-free. That’s why lazy slobs like Grumpy like them so much. But certain problems do crop up in summer that make you want to pull out the magnifying glass and burn some ants. Here are some of the most common problems and what to do about them.

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