10 Things Your Garden Wishes You Knew

Some Plants Don't Grow Well in Your Climate

You know the heirloom lilac bush that you took from your mom's garden in Ohio and transplanted to your garden in Atlanta? I was really happy to have it because the smells were heavenly. But then it died, and you were really bummed about your brown thumb. You were mad at me because I couldn't support it. Lay off, kid, because there's not much you or I could have done. Lilacs just weren't meant to be grown in the South. They need a longer period of cold than we can offer. I know it's a tough lesson, but certain plants only thrive in particular climates. The sooner you learn that, the less heartbreak the future holds.

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