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South Central Gardening

Mild winters encourage perennials and shrubs to flourish in the South Central region.

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A master gardener in Washington County, Oklahoma, Susan Albert has been gardening for about 15 years. A plant “collector,” she can always find room for one more flower in a garden, especially if it attracts wildlife, too. Susan is a garden editor, photographer, and columnist for The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise and managing editor of The Bartlesville Magazine. She produces a regular gardening column for the newspaper and has been a contributing writer for a national garden magazine.

South Central Gardening: Landscaping Ideas You Can Use

Simple landscaping tips can improve your home’s curb appeal. Try on these ideas for size in your Oklahoma or Texas garden.

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South Central Gardening: Perennials for Texas and Oklahoma

Try new and “old” perennials in Texas and Oklahoma gardens. Here are some suggestions from Lowe’s South Central region gardening expert.

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South Central Gardening: Favorite Trees and Shrubs

Trees and shrubs provide color, texture, and winter interest to Oklahoma and Texas landscapes. Here are some to consider for the South Central region.

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South Central Gardening: Beating Extreme Weather

From icy conditions to extreme drought, gardeners in the South Central region look for tough plants. Here are some ideas for gardeners in Texas and Oklahoma.

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South Central Gardening: Container Annuals

Plant an instant flower garden in a container using Lowe’s annuals. These tips help gardeners in Texas and Oklahoma.

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South Central Gardening: Small-Space Edibles

South Central gardeners should take advantage of small spaces to grow delicious produce in Texas and Oklahoma.

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South Central Gardening: Soil Pitfalls and How to Outsmart Them

South Central gardeners know soil can be a sticky situation. Learn how to get around the problems caused by clay, sand, and rocks.

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South Central Gardening: Spring Pruning Tips

Learn how to prune trees and shrubs for optimum growth in Oklahoma and Texas.

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South Central Gardening: Growing Roses in Texas and Oklahoma

Add easy-care shrub roses to your South Central garden this season. Then sit back and relax as you enjoy their spectacle of beauty.

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South Central Gardening: Garden Plans for 2014

Take time during winter to evaluate the past season and create goals for the new year. Lowe’s South Central regional gardening contributor explains how.

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South Central Gardening: Smart Ideas from the Past

Lowe’s South Central regional contributor offers some gardening advice she’s learned over the years.

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South Central Gardening: Ornamental Grasses

Eye-catching ornamental grasses can add movement, color, and texture. Here are some recommendations from Lowe’s South Central region contributor.

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South Central Gardening: Extending the Garden Season

Covering crops and flowers during cold spells and bringing the herb garden inside can stretch the growing season in the South Central region.

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South Central Gardening: Containers for Fall

Welcome the new season with colorful, fresh, autumn-inspired container gardens with tips from Lowe’s South Central contributor.

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South Central Gardening: Lawn Care Prep

Plan now to prepare your Texas or Oklahoma lawn for winter with a fertilizer application, weed preventer, and a soil test.

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South Central Gardening: Sustainable Living

Many people are concerned about water conservation as well as obtaining fresher, healthier food. Here are some tips from Lowe’s regional garden contributor.

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South Central Gardening: Succulent Bowl on a Pedestal

Create an easy pedestal to show off a bowl of heat-loving succulents.

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South Central Gardening: Shrubs Create Visual Interest

Bring dazzling color and texture to your Texas or Oklahoma garden. Lowe’s South Central region garden expert explains how.

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South Central Gardening: Heat-Loving Flowers

When the summer heats up, look for these annuals and perennials that keep their cool in the South Central states of Texas and Oklahoma.

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South Central Gardening: Solutions for Dry Shade

While dry shade can be a challenge in the South Central region of Texas and Oklahoma, many plants can stand up to the test.

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South Central Gardening: Favorite Groundcovers

Try some different groundcovers for the Texas and Oklahoma region to fill in blank spaces, or anchor the soil on a slope.

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South Central Gardening: Butterfly Basics

Attract more fluttering butterflies to your yard with these tips from Lowe’s South Central regional contributor.

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South Central Gardening: Container Garden Ideas for TX and OK

Use hot colors, such as purples and reds, to spice up the container gardens on your patios and decks.

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South Central Gardening: Aster Yellows Disease

Ornamentals or edibles in South Central gardens that show stunting, discoloration, and deformity may be victims of aster yellows disease.

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South Central Gardening: Favorite Flowers for Spring in TX and OK

Check out some spring-blooming tried-and-true annuals and perennials from Lowe’s South Central regional contributor Susan Albert.

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South Central Gardening: Landscaping Under a Shade Tree

See how much Texas and Oklahoma gardeners can accomplish when landscaping in the shadow of a large shade tree.

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South Central Gardening: Staying in Sync with Nature

Entice beneficial insects into your Oklahoma or Texas garden with tips from Lowe’s South Central regional contributor Susan Albert.

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South Central Gardening: Preparing the Garden for Spring

Cleaning out garden beds in early spring is crucial to getting your plants off to a good start in the coming season.

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South Central Gardening: What Crops to Grow in Oklahoma and Texas

South Central garden contributor Susan Albert shares some tips on what edibles grow best when space is at a premium.

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South Central Gardening: Easy-maintenance Plants for Indoor Gardens

Try some of these dependable houseplants and see how easy it can be to grow your garden indoors.

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Garden Smarter in Texas and Oklahoma

Garden smarter, not harder, in 2013. Here are some tips from Lowe's tailored to gardeners in Texas and Oklahoma.

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South Central Gardening: Progression of an Oklahoma Garden

Lowe’s regional garden contributor shares her strategies for helping an Oklahoma or Texas garden progress through the seasons.

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South Central Gardening: Edibles and Flowers Play Well Together

Vegetable gardening has a whole new vibe, says Dee Nash. "Your tomatoes don't mind sharing their space with blooming annuals and perennials."

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South Central Gardening: Gardening Calendar

South Central regional contributor Dee Nash shares her month-by-month calendar of gardening tasks.

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South Central Gardening: My Top Ten Gardening Tips

Dee Nash shares her top 10 tips for gardening in the South Central region.

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South Central Gardening: Start Seeds!

Lowe's South Central Regional Contributor Dee Nash is making garden plans for 2012. See her list of new plants and tips for the New Year.

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