Norman Winter, SavannahNow

Norman Winter

SavannahNow

Hamilton, GA, United States

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Recent:
  • SavannahNow
Past:
  • Bluffton Today
  • The Miami Herald
  • TriCityHerald
  • Pocono Record
  • Wis. State Journal

Recent articles by Norman:

GARDEN GURU: Ornamental sweet potato leaves a gentle touch of the green

As you may have gathered, in my garden world, lime green rules! Last year when I bought my house, I fantasized about what I would do artistically with the → Read More

GARDEN GURU: Mountain hydrangeas have beauty, large blooms

In an area of Japan where the mophead or bigleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla, grows wild along the coast line, there is something magical happening → Read More

GARDEN GURU: Maui Gold offers a Royal Hawaiian staycation

Typically, the words Royal Hawaiian would direct your thoughts to tropical islands, vacations and exotic getaways among lush foliage and clear blue seas. → Read More

GARDEN GURU: Show off dazzling see-through flowers

There is a see-through phenomenon going on in the world of flowers and it is nothing short of thrilling. This is happening thanks in large part to the → Read More

Garden Guru: Debut of Sunstar pentas timed for pollinators

Sunstar is the name of a new series of pentas debuting this spring and it is an understatement to say they are taking the world by storm.There are four → Read More

GARDEN GURU: Superbena equals a super verbena

Horticulturists like The Garden Guy sometime struggle with capturing the beauty of flowers in certain blues and those that are a deeply saturated, fire → Read More

GARDEN GURU: Show Old Glory colors in 2020 Spirit Garden

Americans have been showing their colors a lot since the coronavirus showed up as a special and surely unwanted spring guest. Just like red, white and → Read More

GARDEN GURU: Let Easter lilies be our symbol

Every year I was totally mesmerized by the lilies in the Cottage Garden at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. I give credit to Horticultural Director → Read More

GARDEN GURU: Let a Victory Garden produce for your table

Shazam! All of a sudden everyone is thinking about growing a vegetable garden. Essentials disappearing from the local supermarket during market challenges → Read More

GARDEN GURU: Supertunias pack 150-plus days of showtime performance; beat the heat

The commercial landscape world is where the proverbial rubber meets the road scenario. We can all gawk at flowers in trial gardens and get a good indication of how they will perform at home, but shopping centers and city streetscapes may be the best indicator of all.In fact, I told my audience at the Spring Home & Garden Show in Charlotte, North Carolina, that while I was in university… → Read More

GARDEN GURU: Superbells calibrachoas offer the right garden color

The calendar had not reached March this year and I already had my first blooms on the new Superbells Double Blue Calibrachoa. Your first thought is, what → Read More

Garden Guru: Unplugged So Blue salvia a perfect picture

One of my favorite new plants making its debut in 2020 has a name so unusual I had to look up the definition and give it a little thought. It is called → Read More

GARDEN GURU: Unplugged So Blue salvia a perfect picture

One of my favorite new plants making its debut in 2020 has a name so unusual I had to look up the definition and give it a little thought. It is called → Read More

Garden Guru: Pickerelweed draws a spectacle of nature

Pickerelweed is native over a monstrously big range from Nova Scotia to Argentina. In our country, pickerelweed calls 36 states home. I assure you where → Read More

GARDEN GURU: Pickerelweed draws a spectacle of nature

Pickerelweed is native over a monstrously big range from Nova Scotia to Argentina. In our country pickerelweed calls 36 states home. I assure you where → Read More

Garden Guru: Double that bloom with new Diamond Snow

If there was such a thing as a Super Bowl dynasty in the plant world, it would have to go to Diamond Frost euphorbia. Somehow, I doubt that Proven Winners → Read More

GARDEN GURU: Double that bloom with new Diamond Snow

If there was such a thing as a Super Bowl Dynasty in the plant world it would have to go to Diamond Frost euphorbia. Somehow, I doubt that Proven Winners → Read More

Garden Guru: Double Take flowering quince series offers four colors of huge double blooms

Phil the groundhog predicted an early spring and he was right. Groundhog Day was Feb. 2 and spring arrived at my house Feb. 3. Great Scott, that was fast! → Read More

GARDEN GURU: Double Take flowering quince series offers four colors of huge double blooms

Phil the groundhog predicted an early spring and he was right. Groundhog Day was Feb. 2 and spring arrived at my house Feb. 3. Great Scott that was fast! → Read More

Garden Guru: Nothing like copper in cool season baskets, containers

This winter we are seeing copper in baskets, containers and even landscapes thanks to new heuchera varieties. There seems to be nothing that today’s flower breeder can’t do with heuchera or its common name coral bells.You have to admit there is something about winter copper. Copper is a color we most often associate with fall and the changing of the leaves. But when using it in cool season… → Read More