In the midst of gloomy winter, my eye searches for color. Usually it comes from flashing blue lights on the police cars behind me, but not today. On a visit to Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, Alabama, I spotted a blaze of red at the edge of a pond. The source is a very special holly. Winterberry.
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The TV weather people are giddy right now, because after a boring year with hardly any hurricanes or tornadoes to terrify us with, now an Arctic blast is poised to freeze America’s hiney off. And not just in Minnesota, where thousands of folks lose their hinies every winter. In Mobile, the temp dropped to 20 degrees this morning, sufficiently frigid […]
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.
I hope you had a great fall before the Polar Vortex lowered the boom. Here at Grumpy Central in Alabama, we had a spectacular autumn. Here are just a few of the stars of the show from Grumpy’s garden and neighborhood.
Years ago, I planted twin rows of coral bark Japanese maples on each side of the path in my side yard. Every since, when I gaze at them in fall, I thank the Big Guy I did.
On a walk through the neighborhood yesterday, I came upon a glorious shrub with white, pink, and red blooms. It’s the rose of fall that’s not a rose at all.