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Southern Plains Regional Reports

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    Rain Gardens for the Southern Plains

    Mention rain gardens, and many folks imagine lush pondside displays. This type of garden, with permanent standing water, is more accurately called a wetland garden or water garden. A rain…

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    Southern Plains: December Garden To-Do List

    December is a good time to plant spring-flowering bulbs, which have probably been in stores since September (you can buy them early and store them in your fridge until you’re…

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    Regional Picks: Showy Shrubs – Southern Plains

    1. Sapphire Surf™ Bluebeard Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Blauer Splatz’ Zones: 5–9 Size: 1 to 2 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; average, well-drained soil Native…

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    Gardening Gift Ideas 2019 for Southern Plains Gardeners

    Like most gardeners, I have a real love of good tools and beauty. Here are some great gift ideas that fulfill one or both of those desires.   A.M. Leonard…

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    Nut Trees for the Southern Plains

    Compared to those living in more northern regions, we here in the Southern Plains are relatively limited in our selection of nut trees. Luckily for us, our best nut-bearing tree…

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    Southern Plains: November Garden To-Do List

    Now is a good time to plant trees and shrubs in containers if the soil temperature is above 40°F. Prepare for freezing temps this month by making sure your plants…

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    Gorgeous Vines for Shade and Privacy

    Gardeners are often looking to create areas of shade and privacy in their gardens. Flowering vines are a beautiful way to do both. Arbors, fences, and trellises can be made…

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    How to Support the Monarch Migration

    While monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) can be found in most of the United States at some point in their migration, those of us living in the Southern Plains states are…

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    Southern Plains: October Garden To-Do List

    October is a great time to plant ornamental grasses, which are lovely and in bloom this month. This is also the best time of year to sow seed for next…

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    Discovering Fun and Unusual Houseplants

    A lifelong love of gardening often springs from early experiences with houseplants or a vegetable garden. As a young adult living in apartments and rented spaces, I accumulated a large…