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Norman Winter


Hamilton, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Norman:

Add these cool-season plants to dazzle your Savannah garden

All of these perennials offer among the easiest opportunities to propagate and use elsewhere in the landscape. → Read More

Look at this ornamental sweet potato plant to fit your dramatic architectural needs in Savannah

Sweet Caroline Medusa Green is the best ornamental sweet potato. Keep in mind Illusion Emerald Lace and Illusion Midnight Lace. → Read More

Rainbow Rhythm daylilies transform problem area into secret garden

Proven Winner Rainbow Rhythm daylilies, river rock solution to secret garden in side yard previously ignored because of French drain. → Read More

A pyromaniac for torch lilies in Savannah garden

Pyromania Backdraft and Pyromania Orange Blaze, two of the six varieties to bring torch lilies to your garden → Read More

Shadowland Autumn Frost hostas are Savannah woodland wonders

Shadowland Autumn Frost hostas have lavender purple booms to bring in the hummingbirds, cold hardy for zones 3a to 9b. → Read More

Finding the right flowers for your Georgia home can save you a little money

Mix annual and perennial plants to your Savannah home and you and the buyer will love beautification. → Read More

​​​​​​​Add fireworks to your Savannah garden with Leading Lady monarda

This bee balm, aka monarda, comes in multiple colors with enticing fragrance for butterflies, hummingbirds, a pollinator's delight. → Read More

Growing spuria irises like discovering platinum in Savannah garden

Spuria irises are beardless and among the tallest irises, locally found at the Georgia Botanical Gardens → Read More

Bring happiness to your Savannah garden with a pop of the color yellow

Look for Luscious Royale Pina Colada lantana, Shadowland Etched Glass hosta, Superbells Yellow calibrachoa to hide garden blemishes, make area cozier → Read More

Stormburst of verbena blossoms make a great pollinator garden

Superbena Stormburst verbena came back strong after winter and butterflies were ready for them. → Read More

Lady Godiva calendulas perfect for Coastal Georgia cool season

Lady Godiva calendulas perfect for Coastal Georgia cool season → Read More

Longwing butterflies create Halley’s Comet moments

Blue Moon on Halloween, Northern Lights creeping south, and now Jupiter and Saturn snuggling close for the first time since the middle ages. So goes the → Read More

White Knight alyssum leads with beauty, fragrance in your Savannah garden

The cool season becomes like a garden celebration as much of the country changes out the old tired color of summer for the fresh new flowers of fall and → Read More

Frost your poinsettia for a Christmas remembered

There is an excitement in the air about Christmas this year and it appears to be as contagious as……. you know. Right now, it doesn’t → Read More

Let new coleus flower for long life, pollinator food

As if 2020 couldn’t get more challenging, I have now run head on into a conundrum on coleus or to put it more succinctly a perplexity on pinching. → Read More

Lantanas lead Fall Garden Fest celebration

If the plant world celebrated Oktoberfest, lantanas would be front and center leading the party.Shoot as far as The Garden Guy is concerned it could be a → Read More

Jazz Hands loropetalums come in six options to fit in your garden

Jazz Hands Variegated loropetalum, an award-winning shrub, puts a song in your spirit and will add that artist’s touch to the garden.The first time I saw Jazz Hands Variegated,, I thought that it was a beautiful new Snowbush. Snowbush, known botanically as Breynia disticha, is native to the Western Pacific Islands and tropical hardy to zones 10-11. If you are a tropical plant nut you know the… → Read More

New Color Coded coneflowers dazzle pollinators

The Price is White looks to be one of the hottest new coneflowers making its debut in the spring, part of the entire Color Coded series. The size of → Read More

Trio of new hydrangeas top 2021 must-have list

The mornings have become like ‘flower glow’ at my house thanks to three new panicle hydrangeas making their debut this spring. I have been amazed at what I am seeing and to an extent what I am feeling, with these new introductions.I have grown hydrangea paniculatas before, and coordinated the choosing of Limelight hydrangea as a Mississippi Medallion award winner. The word is out about these… → Read More

Rockin Golden Delicious salvia festive for all occasions

This is the time of the year we revel in the Golden Delicious, the Rockin Golden Delicious pineapple sage. While we have been loving every minute of it → Read More