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Gulf Coast Gardening

Gulf Coast plant diversity means lush and colorful gardens.

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With an eye for great garden plants and her farming background in mind, Keri Leymaster is as comfortable speaking to a group about color in the garden as she is covered in dirt. She is an assistant director at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando and a Florida Certified Horticulture Professional. Her passion for horticulture and gardening is evident in every piece of writing or demonstration she presents. Keri can often be found working in her own yard with her two dogs and three chickens following behind.

Gulf Coast Gardening: Making the Most of Spring Pruning

A little time spent pruning trees, shrubs, and grasses this spring pays dividends later with a lush, healthy Gulf Coast garden.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Spring Rose Care

Follow a few simple steps and you can grow beautiful roses in Florida and other parts of the Gulf Coast region.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Garden Plans for 2014

Gulf Coast gardeners can appreciate some planning-ahead ideas for the 2014 garden season.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Inspect Your Garden Regularly

A Gulf Coast gardener reflects on the wisdom of inspecting one’s garden as part of daily visits.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: The Benefits of Ornamental Grasses

Gulf Coast gardeners find many good reasons to grow ornamental grasses. Lowe’s regional garden contributor shares a few.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Extending the Season

Gulf Coast gardeners can benefit from Mother Nature’s plan to extend the season. Here’s how.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Containers for Fall

Jazz up your autumn garden with container designs that fit the Gulf Coast climate.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Lawn Care Prep

Lowe’s Gulf Coast garden contributor shares some lawn care prep strategies for the dog days of summer.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Butterfly Gardening

Lowe’s Gulf Coast gardening contributor explains how to attract butterflies to your garden.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Transform an Old Shed on the Cheap

Give an old shed a new look with paint, a section of picket fence, and a few potted plants. Lowe’s Gulf Coast garden contributor answers 'The $100 Challenge'.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Ways to Use Shrubs in the Landscape

Shrubs can divide an outdoor space, enclose an area, or take center stage. Learn how you can use them in your Gulf Coast garden.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Flowers That Take the Heat

There is no shortage of heat-loving flowers in the Gulf Coast. Meet some favorites recommended for our climate.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Solutions for Dry Shade

Check out some ideas for dry shade from Lowe’s Gulf Coast regional gardening contributor.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Great Groundcovers for Our Region

Meet some popular groundcovers that are well-suited to the climate of the Gulf Coast.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: The Scented Garden

Beyond the visual pleasure of flowers, fragrance adds a whole new dimension to Gulf Coast gardens.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Dress Up a Patio or Deck with Containers

Use container gardens -- from doorway entrances to patios, balconies, and pool decks -- to colorize and accessorize any outdoor space.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Pest Alert and Treatment

Here are some simple solutions for pest problems in Gulf Coast gardens.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Favorite Flowers for Spring

Lucky gardeners in the Gulf Coast region have multiple spring seasons. Here are some plants to keep the season looking splendid.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Lawn Alternatives for the Gulf Coast

Are you weary from endless efforts to maintain a troublesome lawn? Here’s a permanent solution for lawn maintenance battles on the Gulf Coast.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: At One with Nature

Take a clue from nature and add diversity to your yard. A landscape using a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers creates an environment with many rewards.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Spring Cleanup Tips

Spring chores for Gulf Coast gardeners include cutting back seemingly dead plants, then awaiting their rebirth.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Crops for Small Spaces

Wondering what edibles you can grow in a confined area in your Gulf Coast garden? Our regional gardening contributor shares some ideas.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Indoor Gardening with an Outdoor Twist

Gulf Coast gardeners will appreciate getting their indoor gardening fix while starting seeds for this year’s crop.

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Garden Smarter in the Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast gardeners, be ready for whatever the coming year brings your way. Here are tips on how to garden smarter in 2013.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: A Look at a Gulf Coast Garden

See what lessons you can learn as Lowe’s Gulf Coast garden expert Cynthia “Meems” Glover recaps the year in her garden.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: 5 Tips to Make your Garden More Sustainable

Find out how to make your Florida garden more organic and sustainable. Lowe's Gulf Coast Regional Gardening Expert has five great tips.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Gardening Calendar

This month-by-month calendar will help you decide what tasks to do in your Gulf Coast garden and when.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Gardening Tips

Sharing garden advice on bugs, mulch, sowing seeds, and starting out small.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Favorite Spring Bulbs

Lowe's Gulf Coast regional gardening expert Cynthia "Meems" Glover shares three favorite spring-blooming bulbous plants for warm climates.

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