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Norman Winter

Norman Winter, The Garden Guy

Horticulturist, Author, Speaker

Norman Winter horticulturist, author, and speaker is the retired Director of University of Georgia’s Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, located in Savannah, GA. He is the author of 4 books, the latest being Captivating Combinations Color and Style in the Garden. His award-winning Southern Gardening news segment was syndicated nationally for many years, and he is currently a national columnist with garden columns published from coast to coast.

Create Enticing Garden Settings With Intermediate Encore® Azaleas

Create Enticing Garden Settings With Intermediate Encore® Azaleas

Inspiration and tips for gardening with intermediate Encore Azaleas

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Enhance Your Small Garden with Encore® Azaleas

Enhance Your Small Garden with Encore® Azaleas

Just because you are working with a small garden doesn’t mean you are relegated to only dwarf specimens.

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A Garden Guide to Spacing Shrubs

A Garden Guide to Spacing Shrubs

Here are some tips on spacing your Encores to help you achieve your landscape goals.

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Let the newest Red Encore Azaleas put excitement in your landscape

Let the newest Red Encore Azaleas put excitement in your landscape

Add drama and interest to the landscape with red Encore Azaleas. Up to 3 seasons of blooms, plus lovely winter…

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Get your garden started! Encore® Azalea bloom charts

Get your garden started! Encore® Azalea bloom charts

Get the garden of your dreams with a little help from the Encore Azalea bloom times and bloom quantities charts

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Encore® Azalea’s Four Stunning White Selections

Encore® Azalea’s Four Stunning White Selections

Inspiration and tips for gardening with white Encore Azaleas

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Celebrate Easter with Encore Azaleas

Celebrate Easter with Encore Azaleas

Create memories and a photo-worthy landscape with Encore Azaleas in the colors of Easter

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Bi-Colored Encore Azaleas — A Designer’s Delight

Bi-Colored Encore Azaleas — A Designer’s Delight

Inspiration and tips for gardening with bi-color Encore Azaleas

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Passionate for Pink Encore® Azaleas

Passionate for Pink Encore® Azaleas

Inspiration and tips for gardening with pink Encore Azaleas

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Encore® Azalea’s Sunny Disposition: Exposure Guide

Encore® Azalea’s Sunny Disposition: Exposure Guide

Learn how to properly locate your Encore Azaleas, so you will enjoy maximum performance and bloom production.…

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It’s Football Season, and my Encore® Azaleas are blooming!

It’s Football Season, and my Encore® Azaleas are blooming!

Inspiration and tips for gardening with early fall blooming Encore Azaleas

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Oktoberfest, Halloween and Azalea Blossoms: A Typical Encore® Festival Season

Oktoberfest, Halloween and Azalea Blossoms: A Typical Encore® Festival Season

Inspiration and tips for gardening with mid-fall blooming Encore® Azaleas

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Home for the Holidays With Late Fall Blooming Encore® Azaleas

Home for the Holidays With Late Fall Blooming Encore® Azaleas

Inspiration and tips for gardening with late-fall blooming Encore® Azaleas

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Dwarf Encore® Azaleas: Small in Habit, Bold on Blooms

Dwarf Encore® Azaleas: Small in Habit, Bold on Blooms

Inspiration and tips for gardening with dwarf Encore Azaleas

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Extend Spring With Late-Blooming Encore® Azaleas

Extend Spring With Late-Blooming Encore® Azaleas

How to design your garden to maximize Encore Azalea bloom times

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Beat the Chill with Cold Hardy Encore® Azaleas

Beat the Chill with Cold Hardy Encore® Azaleas

The team at Encore® Azalea has really set the bar high when it comes to cold hardiness. No other repeat-blooming…

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Create an ‘Easter Garden Bowl’ with Encore® Azaleas

Create an ‘Easter Garden Bowl’ with Encore® Azaleas

An ‘Easter Garden Bowl’ is a simple and seasonal solution, which also happens to make a great gift when…

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Enjoy the magic of Encore® Azaleas’ winter foliage

Enjoy the magic of Encore® Azaleas’ winter foliage

Magic is happening all across landscapes in the azalea belt right now, thanks to Encore® Azalea and their stunning,…

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Top 5 Companion Plants for Encore® Azaleas

Top 5 Companion Plants for Encore® Azaleas

We’d like to help you select companion plants that make the home landscape a true garden.

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