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Plants We Love
SUN, SHADE, beds, containers, indoors, outdoors—gardening presents so many choices. It seems there is a begonia for each situation, and that’s why we love them. Types such as wax begonias have long answered a need for shade-tolerant warm-season annua
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDEN, in Richmond, Va., entices visitors with beauty year-round in its themed gardens that serve its mission of connecting people through plants to improve communities. Its domed Conservatory, heralded as the “Jewel of the Ga
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Plants Ahead
http://www.ballfloraplant.com Bee’s Knees brings the most intense yellow petunia to your garden. It blooms into a lush, flower-filled plant and puts on a high-impact show all season long with very little maintenance. Great in baskets or landscapes,
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Design Tips For Ecological Plantings
On the narrow strip of land between the shore of Sydnor Lake and the Children’s Garden, a group of plants is hard at work mitigating storm-water runoff and providing food and shelter for local wildlife. The space was created by Senior Horticulturist
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What’s The Difference?
New Age lilacs solve problems that growers and gardeners have faced with older cultivars. The lilacs in this series are better sized for smaller landscapes and their leaves remain clean all season. They also mature quicker, so growers can have plants
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5 Favorite Plants For Eco Gardens
Meadow phlox attracts butterflies and hummingbirds with its tubular purple flowers that appear in late summer and autumn. It is fairly resistant to powdery mildew and it prefers damp conditions, given its natural habitat of damp meadows and riverbank
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What’s The Difference?
Rose is the new member of the Beacon impatiens series. These plants are highly resistant to impatiens downy mildew. Rather than turning to New Guinea impatiens to avoid problems, gardeners can plant Beacon impatiens and enjoy disease-free plants with
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Perennial Treachery
OF ALL THE ROTTEN THINGS in the world, the most appalling is betrayal. Who are history’s most loathsome people? The treasonous! Judas, Brutus and Benedict Arnold. Recently, I discovered that many of my perennials have been traitors. They have aided a
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What’s The Difference?
Limelight Prime is a follow-up for ‘Limelight’, a panicle hydrangea beloved for its green flowers. Limelight Prime is touted as an improvement because it has a more compact habit, it blooms earlier, its strong stems won’t flop and its flowers’ colors
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What’s The Difference?
SATIN DOLL Blush anemone possesses what Terra Nova calls a low “creep factor,” while older anemone cultivars tended to spread aggressively. Compared to A. ‘September Charm’, Blush is shorter, earlier and longer in bloom and more apt to stay put. ■
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Editor Meghan Shinn Contributing Editor Jennifer Howell Scott Beuerlein | Greg Coppa | Jeff Cox Niki Jabbour | Daniel J. Hinkley  Associate Art Director Carrie Topp Peter H. Miller, Hon. AIA Brian VanHeuverswyn Kristin Beane Sullivan Eric Flynn  Sa
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A Plantsman’s Pots
Pot gardening is now fully legal in Washington State, yet savvy gardeners have been practitioners of the craft for centuries. Containerized plants were the gateway drug for most of the horticulturally obsessed of my generation. Embarrassingly, I stil
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Editor’s Note
Henry David Thoreau wrote, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” This quote came to mind when I spoke with Katherine Macdonald and Joann Vieira of The Stevens-Coolidge Place, a Massachusetts public garden, for “Rising to the Oc
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Must-read: Windcliff
Daniel J. Hinkley is a plant collector and explorer who created two storied personal gardens near Seattle, Wash.: Heronswood, which also served as a nursery, and Windcliff, where he and his husband, architect Robert Jones, currently live and garden.
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Seeing 2020
I’M THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE the release of my latest book, Growing Under Cover: Techniques for a More Productive, Weather-Resistant, Pest-Free Vegetable Garden (Storey Publishing, 2020). This new book focuses on how I use covers like insect barrier fabr
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Art And Garden
Along a dusty backroad somewhere in Vermont, I once spied some delightful oddities. A giant, oversized croquet set graced the edge of an otherwise nondescript pond. Bowling balls teetered like cattails on long bending stalks. I could glimpse other un
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Late Fall To Winter Checklist
Plan! For me, November and December are the best months for mapping out garden plans. Not only is the recent growing season still top of mind, but I want to make sure I’m ready to place my seed orders by mid-January to ensure I get all the varieties
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Rethinking Our Gardens
In April 2020, I had the privilege of interviewing for my podcast, Growing Greener, Uli Lorimer, the Director of Horticulture for Native Plant Trust in Framingham, Mass. In a former professional incarnation, Uli was the horticulturist who expanded th
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Clean Compost
COMPOST CAN BE a gardener’s best friend. It can deliver dramatic improvements in soil quality and nutrients to nourish your plants throughout the growing season. But unless you use the right techniques, you may also find yourself with a bumper crop o
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Feed The Bees
According to research there is estimated to be close to 20,000 different species of bees in the world, only one of which is the honeybee. Additional investigation shows that this large group of insects is primarily attracted to plants that produce bl
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10 Tips For At-home Composters
Here is a 10-step formula for building an effective compost pile, based on advice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension Service: 1 Select the
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Bee Basics
Here are some helpful hints for attracting a multitude of bees to your garden: • Use locally native plants if you can. Research suggests that native plants are four times more attractive to native bees than exotic plants. • Choose different colors o
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The Beautiful Child
YOU KNOW HOW parents who may be nice looking but are no movie stars can have a kid who’s just gorgeous? Well, something like that seems to have happened in the family of the buckeyes. On the one hand, we have the stately horsechestnut tree (Aesculus
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Flower Choice: Keep It Simple
Choosing flowers of different shapes, sizes, colors and bloom times helps create a garden that will feed a range of bee species. However, there are some parameters that narrow the options. First, choose simple, single-petaled flowers rather than fanc
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A Botanical Memento
WHILE WALKING THE BEACH on a “winter’s day” at Florida’s beautiful Anna Maria Island, I became aware of hedges, little groves and individual specimens of what is commonly called seagrape (Coccoloba uvifera). On this particular early morning stroll th
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Rising To The OCCASION
A cutting garden, where the flowers are grown for use in fresh bouquets, often relies on long-blooming annuals and repeat-blooming perennials in order to prolong the harvest season. With the right plants and a layout that maximizes the space (e.g., p
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Seagrape Update
As this issue neared its publication date, we checked in with Greg Coppa for the status of his surviving seagrape plant. As of August, the seagrape continued to live and even thrive on his Rhode Island deck. Greg wrote, “The seagrape has come into it
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Tips For Spring Bloomers
Tulips — Tulip stems continue to grow after they’ve been cut, so err on the shorter side to avoid later flopping. They will turn to face the light, so keep that in mind with elaborate arrangements. For the best vase performance, tulips should be cut
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Grow organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers all year long in a beautiful Arcadia Greenhouse. We design and manufacture high-quality greenhouses in standard and custom sizes with freestanding, lean-to and kneewall options. Glass or polycarbonat
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Tips For Summer Bloomers
Dahlias — These can be cut partially or fully open, but be sure that the rearmost petals are still firm. Deadhead flowers that you’ve missed cutting, to spur more. Calla lily (Zantedeschia) — These are a good option for cutting gardens that receive
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