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Assistant Food EditorPat is an Assistant Editor at Southern Living and has been a part of the team since 2006. She works with the Senior Food Editor to plan monthly print food features and stories that will highlight Southerners making a difference through food, share delicious recipes that utilize seasonal produce, and offer exceptional reader service. Pat also writes digital content on a variety of topics including cooking, gardening, and pets. One of the reasons Pat enjoys living in Birmingham is because it is centrally located between the mountains and the Gulf coast. She spends her free time gardening, hiking with her dogs, and pursuing her goal of becoming a better horsewoman.
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Like all plants, these tropical beauties need some TLC in order to thrive and survive.
As beautiful as they are alone, companion plants can boost the visual appeal of this Southern garden favorite.
Give them a garden loaded with these tasty nectar-producing flowers, and you're sure to lure hummingbirds for your outdoor entertainment.
With some prior planning, you can set your rose bush up for a successful blooming season.
This secret will seriously elevate your floral arranging skills.
A little TLC gurantees beautiful and intoxicating blossoms throughout the summer
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After the spring blooms fade, keep this ambitious vine trained and maintained.
These beautiful songbirds won't leave home just because it gets cold.
A little TLC gurantees beautiful and intoxicating blossoms throughout the summer
After the spring blooms fade, keep this ambitious vine trained and maintained.
These beautiful songbirds won't leave home just because it gets cold.
Small but mighty, this lime-colored dwarf hydrangea packs a big visual punch.