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Step Into an Oasis | Sunken Terrace: Its centerpiece is a 20× 20 foot terrace that sits about 2 feet lower than the surrounding grade. Stepping down into it feels like entering a room. A low stone wall around the terrace adds a sense of enclosure and offers extra seating. Patios Design, Outdoor Living, Stones Wall, Outdoor Patios, Backyards Design, Gardens Oasis, Patios Ideas, Terraces, Courtyards
Moore Farms Botanical Garden Paradise - Southern Living
Timely Garden Tasks for August — Prune, Hydrate, Stay Alive
If you love your dogwood, keep it watered. Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) may be native to the South, but it's shallow-rooted and hates drought. If you let go into a full wilt, its leaves will brown and scorch and stay that way until the fall. Grumpy Gardens, Summer Gardens, Southern Culture, Southern Gardens, Late Summer, Late August, Gardens Task, Time Gardens, Gardens Growing
Grumpy is enjoying some well-deserved time off at the beach this Labor Day weekend. I can't say which beach, because that would cause a stampede of crazed fans. Let me just say it's somewhere on the Florida panhandle. Gardens Ideas, Florida Panhandle, Blue Bottles, Southern Gardens, Bottle Trees, At The Beach, Gardens Art, Bottles Trees, Gardens Growing
If your garden looks pooped, it's time to make it pop. One easy way to do that is to plant one of Grumpy's favorite perennials for late summer and early fall. Japanese anemone. Japanese what? Don't... Japanese Anemones, Fall Flowers, Early Fall, Favorite Perennials, Fall Pop, Late Summer, Southern Living Magazine, Autumn Colors, Fall Gardening
You want proof gardening keeps you young? Look no farther than Grumpy's mother. When she sees a project that needs doing, she grabs the shovel and takes no prisoners! And gosh-a-rooney, did she surprise us last week. Mom Rocks, Gardens Ideas, Grumpy Gardens, Proof Gardens, Rocks Gardens, Grumpy Mothers, Younger Brother, 90 Year, Grumpy Younger
Rocking the Garden at 90
Get your garden growing. Fresh cauliflower and broccoli at the Farmer’s Market in Old Towne Alexandria, VA; Photo by Steve Bender, The Grumpy Gardener. SouthernLiving.com Eatable Gardens, Grumpy Gardens, Steve Bender, Produce Better, Organizations Produce, Grown Produce, Organizations Grown, Buy Organizations, Gardens Growing
Is Organic Produce Better?
RIP, butterfly bush. You bloomed nonstop for me this summer without a single complaint. Then today, you died for no discernible reason. Is Grumpy upset? Nope. Want to know why? Death in a garden is a good thing. Well, death of plants, anyway. Think about it. Grumpy Gardens, Favorite Things, Editor Steve, Gardens Spaces, Gardens Sweets, Attraction Butterflies, Outdoor Spaces, Expo Materials, Gardens Growing
Grumpy won't put up with finicky plants. There are just too many easy and beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowers available to waste precious time on prissy, fussy ones. These four look great in fall and need about as much care as your sidewalk. First one up -- Fanny's aster (shown above). Precious Time, Fab Plants, Wasting Precious, Fall, Aster Aster, Flowers, Beauty Trees, Shrubs, Gardens Growing
Four Fab Plants for Fall
Why Didn’t My Confederate Rose Bloom?
Question from Desperate Reader: I have a 40 year-old live oak with unsightly, exposed roots on the soil surface. We're afraid someone may trip. Can we make a flower bed over the roots? Grumpy's Totally Correct Answer: Trees in general do not like having soil piled over the roots. Grumpy Gardens, Living Oak, Trees Roots, Flowers Beds, Covers Trees, Pine, The Roots, Gardens Growing, Spanish Moss
Can I Cover Tree Roots With Soil?