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Fine Gardening issue #157

 May/June 2014  

 

Campanulas You Can't Live Without: The Full List

Lessons learned from a 25-year-old garden: Plant identification

Pick a color, any color: 2013 Container design challenge results

Taking tomatoes to new heights: How to build a single stem trellis

 

Fine Gardening issue #156

 March/April 2014

 

An enchanting first impression: Plants for an Inviting Front-Yard Pathway: Plant Identification

More flowers = more food: The evolution of the beehive

Breaking the Rules: Plant Identification  

Growing asparagus: Why does my pee smell funny?

Fine Gardening issue #155

 January/February 2014

 

Healthy Garden: Check out this cool new type of bee hive.

Backyard Before & After: Identify the plants pictured in this article.

Fine Gardening issue #154

 November/December 2013

 

Over the Fence: Watch a video about controlling slugs in the garden.

Putting Foliage First: Identify the plants pictured in this article.

The Battle of the Grasses: See the results from Chicago Botanic Garden's invasive grasses trial.

Fine Gardening issue #153

 September/October 2013

 

Striking the perfect balance: Get the complete plant list.

Before & After Design Challenge: See our winners' entries

Stop! Don't prune that grass: Learn how to quickly clean up a small evergreen grass with just a pair of rubber gloves.

Extending the growing season: See examples of good, better, and best cold frames.

Video: How to Build Raised Beds: Watch our editors create a raised bed from scratch.

Fine Gardening issue #152

July /August 2013

 

Using Containers as Focal Points: See the theory put into practice in an inspiring slideshow.

How to Prune Nepeta: Watch how catmint is pruned for optimal blooming.

How to Start an Espalier: In her article, Maile Arnold gives you all the how-to instruction you need to start a simple espalier. Watch senior editor Danielle Sherry build a trellis and start a tree as an espalier.

Can you spot the conifers?: In the magazine, we asked you to try and suss out the coniferous plants in a shady border. Here are the answers.

 

Fine Gardening issue #151

 

May/June 2013

 

Finding freedom in structure: Watch this video tour of the Hollister House Garden with the author

A better fix for root-bound plants: Watch the box cut in action

Fantastic foliage: See more of the finalists from the 2012 Container Design Challenge

Gorgeous out of the gate: See even more garden gates

What's wrong with your tomatoes? Watch this video on troubleshooting tomatoes

Planting blueberries the right way: Watch a series on how to plant, maintain, and harvest blueberries

Small Space Gardening, Volume 1

Spring 2013 

 

A dynamic design for a garden passageway: Video tour with the author

Build a garden out of straw: Watch the author, Amy Stewart, create this unique and inexpensive garden

Light up the landscape: Watch this slideshow of stunning yet effective outdoor lighting

A little structure goes a long way: See a gallery of small garden structures at work

 

Outdoor Ideas & Solutions, Volume 3

Spring 2013

Designing with curved terraces: Plant Identifications
Check out the plant selection in Sandi Burdick's breathtaking terraced garden.

 One bed, two exposures, beautifully blended: Plant Identifications

See the shade-lovers and the sunbathers that blend into Faye Beck's versatile planting design.

 Fast growing trees for impatient gardeners: Fast-growing trees to avoid 

These trees might do double-time while growing, but an inordinate amount of drawbacks makes them plants to avoid

 

 

Fine Gardening Issue #149
January/February 2013  

Designing with hostas plant identifications
Discover a wealth of beautiful and versatile hostas

 

Slideshow: Bodacious black plants

For a hint of drama, just add black

 

 More photos: A garden that looks just as good in winter

These designers bridged the gap between fall and spring.

 

More long-lasting containers

See more of the everlasting containers Stacie Crooks designed for issue #149

 

Podcast: Garden Confidential

Host Andrew Keys and guest Peter Del Tredici discuss invasive plants.

 

Fine Gardening on Pinterest
Do you have an interest in Pinterest?

 

2013 Winter Garden Photo Contest

Get out your cameras and show us your most lovely winter scenes!

Fine Gardening Issue #148
November/December 2012

Video: How to Plant a Viburnum
Plant with care now and enjoy blooms and berries later.

Slideshow: Elephant's Ears for Everyone
Discover more colors, shapes, and patterns on these big, bold foliage plants.

How to Divide Intersectional and Tree Peonies
Divde these spring-blooming beauties now and be rewarded in spring.

Garden Confidential: The Secret Life of Cacti
Scott Calhoun is a native Arizonan, so he'd seen a lot of cacti growing up, but it wasn't until he was an adult that he truly discovered cacti, and not for the reason you might think...

Before & After Design Challenge
Call for entries: How would you make over this front yard?

Fine Gardening on Pinterest
Do you have an interest in Pinterest?

Games for Gardeners
Test your creativity, memory, and plant smarts with our garden-themed puzzles and games.

Fine Gardening Issue #147
September/October 2012

Interactive Graphics: Impress from a Distance
Get plant IDs for many of the plants shown in the photos in this article

Fast-growing Trees to Avoid
Weak wood, susceptibility to pests and diseases, short life span or other undesirable qualities make these species poor choices

Garden Confidential Podcast: Natural History
An interview with Julie McIntosh Shapiro

Video: How to Harvest Mason Bees
David Hunter, owner of Crown Bees in Woodinville, Washington, shows us how to remove cocoons from their nesting holes and store them safely until spring.

Before & After Design Challenge
Call for entries: How would you make over this front yard?

Fine Gardening on Pinterest
Do you have an interest in Pinterest?

Games for Gardeners
Test your creativity, memory, and plant smarts with our garden-themed puzzles and games.

A Gardener's Checklist for Early Fall
Find links to articles, videos, and tips to help you keep your garden looking good as the weather gets cooler.

Fine Gardening Issue #146
July/August 2012

Interactive Graphics: Designing for Sun and Shade
Get plant IDs for many of the plants shown in the photos in this article

Big Blooming Clematis
Download full results from the trials

Garden Confidential Podcast: Return to Sender
An interview with Tony Avent

Clematis in the Garden
If you want to grow this summer favorite, check out the links below for helpful information on selecting a variety, types of clematis, incorporating clematis into your garden scheme, and pruning

Roses: Stars of the Summer Season
Roses aren't so difficult to grow if you pay attention to the basics: selecting a suitable variety for your setting, fertilizing, and pruning

A Gardener's Checklist for Midsummer
Find links to articles, videos, and tips to help you keep your garden looking good and productive at the height of the season

Fine Gardening Issue #145
May/June 2012

Interactive Graphics: Concentrate on Contrast
Get plant IDs for many of the plants shown in the photos in this article

Geraniums: The Best of the Best
Download full results from the trials

Garden Confidential Podcast: Episode 5
An interview with Amy Stewart

Finalist Photos from the 2011 Container Design Challenge
Let inspired creations from Fine Gardening's readers inspire you this gardening season

Enter the 2012 Container Design Challenge
Find entry details, deadlines, photography tips, and more

A Gardener's Checklist for Early Summer
Find links to articles, videos, and tips to help you with this busy time in the garden

Outdoor Ideas and Solutions
Spring 2012

A Gardening Video Sampler
Check out our videos on attracting wildlife, planting containers, controlling weeds, and more

Inspired Seating
Chairs, benches and dining areas offer a welcoming touch to a garden. Get ideas for your own home from what other gardeners have done.

My Garden Needs Help!
Post a photo of your problem area, and get design advice online

Plant IDs: From a Useless Slope to a Luscious Garden
At the Portland, Oregon, home of garden designer Erin Ray, both the front yard and the back yard slope steeply. The traditional approach to a site like this involves retaining walls and terraces, but Erin and her husband found a more creative solution

Fine Gardening Issue #144
March/April 2012

Video: How to Prune Raspberries
David Handley, small fruit specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service, shows how to prune raspberries for maximum yield and ease of picking

Pruning Tips and Techniques
A compilation of Fine Gardening pruning articles, videos, and blogs, with expert instruction for pruning dozens of specific trees, shrubs, and vines

Garden Confidential Podcast: Episode 4
Dan Heims, president of Terra Nova Nurseries, recounts his adventures bringing Heucheras from all over the world to American gardeners

Starting from Seed
Winter 2012

Video: Collecting Seeds
Save your favorites now to start fresh next spring

Video: Storing Seeds
Proper storage conditions are key to seed vigor

Make Your Own Seed Packets
Save and share your favorites with this easy-to-follow template

Fine Gardening Issue #143 
January/February 2012

Plant IDs: A Hillside Garden that Looks Good from Any Angle
See plant IDs for the Burdick garden in Knoxville, Tennessee

Complete Survey Results: Experts' Top Ten Picks
42 expert gardeners share their favorite plants, by region

A Gardener's Checklist for Winter
Find links to articles, videos, and tips to help you with your winter gardening activities

Fine Gardening Issue #142 
November/December 2011

More Winter Container Ideas
See seven combos created by Scott Endres

Slideshow: Personal Touches Make All the Difference
Take a virtual tour of Rebecca Sweet's Garden

A Gardener's Checklist for Late Fall
Find links to articles, videos, and tips to help you with end-of-the-season gardening activities 

Grow Your Own Garlic
Fall is the best time to plant 

Garden Photo of the Day
Sign up now to get see a gorgeous garden photo each weekday morning

Celebrate Autumn in the Garden
Browse the gallery's fall collection and post your own autumn garden photos

Garden Carve-o-Rama contest
Submit photos of your garden- or botanical-themed carved Halloween pumpkins by November 8, 2011. The winner will receive a three-year subscription to Fine Gardening magazine.

Fine Gardening Issue #141 
September/October 2011

Plant IDs: Garden Design on a Slope
Identify many of the plants in Erin Ray's front- and back-yard gardens in Portland, Oregon

Video: Quick Canning Method for Preserving Tomatoes
Traditionally, canning tomato sauce is a lengthy affair, but you can speed matters considerably by making and canning a fresh tomato purée, which later on can be transformed into sauce, soup, or even ketchup

A Gardener's Checklist for Early Fall
Find links to articles, videos, and tips to help you with early fall gardening activities

Celebrate Autumn in the Garden
Browse the gallery's fall collection and post your own autumn garden photos

Garden Carve-o-Rama contest
Submit photos of your garden- or botanical-themed carved Halloween pumpkins. The winner will receive a three-year subscription to Fine Gardening magazine.

Fine Gardening Issue #140
July/August 2011

Slideshow: A Selfsown Garden
See more photos of Dean Riddle's garden in New York's Catskill Mountains

A Gardener's Midsummer Checklist
Find links to articles, videos, and tips to help you with midsummer gardening activities

Six Tips for Effective Weed Control
Proven methods for controlling weeds in your garden

Container Gardening, Vol. 8
2011

Video: Designing Container Groupings
Clusters of pots offer immediate impact and unrivaled flexibility
with Steve Silk

Video: How to Grow Potatoes in Containers
If you're short on space, you can grow potatoes in garbage cans or other containers
with Brandi Spade

Video: A Great Pot Inspires Its Planting
One way to design a container planting is by first selecting a pretty pot
with Rita Randolph

Video: Great Plants Deserve the Perfect Pot
Alternatively, you can selecting the plants first, and then find a pot to match
with Rita Randolph

All About Containers
Links to articles, videos, and tips to improve your container-gardening skills

Fine Gardening Issue #139 May/June 2011

Slideshow: More Finalist Photos from the 2010 Container Challenge
See 22 "Less is More" container entries submitted by Fine Gardening readers

Plant IDs: A Front-Yard Garden that Stands Out without Sticking Out
A closer look at Faye Beck's garden in Knoxville, Tennessee

2011 Container Challenge: Accessorize!
Read the rules and find tips on taking great photos of your plants

My Garden Needs Help
Post a photo and a description of your design dilemma, and get help from fellow gardeners

Garden Photo of the Day
Sign up to receive a weekday eLetter with a photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, or any number of other gardening subjects

A Gardener's Checklist for Early Summer
Find links to articles, videos, and tips to help you in your early-summer gardening projects.

Photo Contest: Spring Awakenings
Post photos of your garden awakening in our gallery by April 15 for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to WhiteFlowerFarm.com

Fine Gardening Issue #138
March/April 2011

Plant IDs: Two Secrets to Great Design
Mouse over the photos to dentify the plants in the Oregon garden of Bryan and Cassandra Barrett

Ultimate Guide to Dividing Perennials
A six-part video series with gardening expert Janet Macunovich

A Checklist for Early Spring
Expert information to give your garden a jump-start

Make a Hypertufa Trough
With these detailed instructions, you can make a molded concrete container in nearly any shape and size

Fine Gardening Issue #137 January/February 2011

Slideshow: Details Make the Difference
Take a virtual tour of the California garden of Sabrina and Freeland Tanner

All About Starting Seeds
A compendium of useful tips and techniques for getting their ornamental and vegetable seedlings off to the best possible start

Coloring with Annuals
Identify the plants in two photos from Dean Engelmann's article on integrating annuals into beds with perennials, shrubs, and trees

My Garden Needs Help
Post a photo and a description of your design dilemma, and get help from fellow gardeners

Garden Photo of the Day
Sign up to receive a weekday eLetter with a photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, or any number of other gardening subjects

Tell Us About Your Pruning Mistakes
Is there a gardener out there who hasn't botched a pruning job? Fess up, folks, and post your story.

Photo Contest: The Garden in Winter
Post photos of your winter garden in our gallery for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from MasterGardening.com

Fine Gardening Issue #136 Novembert/December 2010

Bog Garden: From Muddy to Magnificent
Identify the plants in four photos from Barbara Weirich's article about her Michigan garden

Invasive barberries to be phased out by Connecticut nurseries
Learn which cultivars have been banned, and which ones will still be available for sale and production

Slideshow: Cold Frame Construction Details
Author Rob Wotzak shows you the tricky parts

Roses are Plants, Too
In this new Fine Gardening blog, rose grower Paul Zimmerman offers common-sense tips and answers your questions on planting, maintaining, training, and pruning roses

Garden Photo of the Day
Sign up to receive a weekday eLetter with a photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, or any number of other gardening subjects

Mystery Plant Gallery
Got a photo of a plant you can't identify? Post it here and ask your fellow gardeners for advice.

Reader Survey
After you read this issue, let us know what you think of the articles by taking a short survey.

Fine Gardening Issue #135 September/October 2010

Interactive Graphic: Plan Now for an Awesome Autumn
See plant IDs for the full-page photo in this article.

Interactive Graphics: Tying It All Together
See plant IDs for all the photos in this article.

Video Series: Homegrown/Homemade
A gardener and a cook help each other through a full season of vegetable gardening (from seed to table) in this new video series. Catch up on the latest episodes.

Reader Survey
After you read this issue, let us know what you think of the articles by taking a short survey.

Fine Gardening Issue #134 July/August 2010

A Garden on a Cruise Ship
Ambius, a company that specializes in designing and installing interior landscapes, installed "Central Park," the world's first garden at sea, on the world's largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. See photos of the installation and of the finished project.

Video Series: Homegrown/Homemade
A gardener and a cook help each other through a full season of vegetable gardening (from seed to table) in this new video series. Check frequently for new episodes.

Reader Survey
After you read this issue, let us know what you think of the articles by taking a short survey

Community Gallery
Share your photos and get feedback from other site members

Plant Guide
Find a plant for a particular garden situation

Fine Gardening Issue #133 May/June 2010

Container Craze Contest
Enter to win a $6,000 spa stay

Reader Survey
Let us know what you think of this issue by taking a short survey

2010 Container Design Challenge: Less is More
Rules, prizes, and tips for taking great garden photos; enter by August 16
 
Fire and Ice: Finalist Photos from the 2009 Container Challenge
It wasn't easy picking a winner. See some finalist photos, and you'll understand why

Video: Make a Straw-Bale Garden Bed
with Amy Stewart

Videos: Planting and Pruning Roses
Planting, feeding, mulching, pruning, and more

Video: How to Plant Tomatoes
with Danielle Sherry

Video: Early Pruning of Tomato Plants
with Danielle Sherry

Video: How to Prune Tomatoes
with Lee Reich

Outdoor Ideas & Solutions 2010 Reader Survey
Let us know what you think of this publication by taking a short survey

Video: A Dynamic Design for a Garden Passageway
Take a video tour of Scott Endres's side garden

Fine Gardening Issue #132 March/April 2010

How to Grow Potatoes in Containers
with Brandi Spade

Reader Survey
Let us know what you think of this issue by taking a short survey

Fine Gardening Issue #131 January/February 2010

What Do You Think of This Issue? 
Take our survey

How to Build a Pot Fountain
with Danielle Sherry

How to Train a Vine
with Danielle Sherry

Liven Up Your Long Border - Plant IDs
by Jimmy Williams

Looking for lettuce articles? Visit our sister site, VegetableGardener.com.
Cut-and-Come-Again Lettuce Sampler
Grow Lettuce from Seed
How to Grow Heading Lettuce

Seed Catalog Reviews

Fine Gardening Issue #128 2009

100 Skills That Will Make You a Better Gardener

9. Buy goood pruners
A Survey of Pruning Tools

14. Plant a Container
A Great Pot Inspires its Planting
Great Plants Deserve the Perfect Pot

19. Effectively Battle Deer
What Deer Damage Looks Like

25. Mulch
Mulch for a Healthy Garden
Making the Most of Mulch

27. Pinch a Plant
Pinching Coleus
Pinching Stem Tips

28. Train a Vine
Types of Climbing Vines

33. Pinch a Pine
Pruning Pines

34. Harvest Seed
Collecting Seeds
Storing Seeds

37. Make Stubborn Hydrangeas Bloom
Big Flowers from Bigleaf Hydrangeas
How to Prune Hydrangeas

38. Force a Bulb
Forcing Bulbs

39. Plant Bare-Root Plants
Planting Ornamentals (Bare Root)

40. Dry Herbs
How to Dry Herbs

44. Overwinter a Tender Plant
Overwintering Tender Plants

46. Deadhead a Plant
Deadheading Annuals and Perennials
Deadheading Flowering Shrubs

48. Secure and Plant a Windowbox
Think Outside the Window Box
Herbs for Every Windowbox

52. Stake a Tomato
How to Support Tomatoes

53. Make Leaf Mold
How to Make Leaf Mold

58. Take a Picture of Your Garden
Take Photos that Look as Good as Your Garden

60. Kill Slugs
Ridding Your Garden of Slugs and Snails

67. Differentiate between genus, species, and cultivar
Pronunciation Guide for Plants

73. Plant a Seed
Sowing Seeds

77. Buy a Quality Container
The Perfect Pot

82. Install a Rain Barrel
Build a Rain Barrel

84. Site a Tree
A Bold Border of Trees and Shrubs

95. Divide a Perennial
10 Tips on Dividing Perennials

Gardening Green 2009

Making Compost
with Lee Reich

Worm Composting
with Jodie Colon

Seed-Starting Pretreatments
with Adrianna Vargo

Build Your Own Rain Barrel
with Danielle Sherry

Fine Gardening Issue #126 2009

Pinching Coleus
Pinching some annuals and tender perennials makes them full and bushy
with Michelle Gervais

Pruning Conifers
with Bert Cregg
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Pruning Arborvitae, Junipers, and Chamaecyparis
• Pruning Conifers for Health
• Pruning Firs, Douglas Firs, and Spruces
• Pruning Pines

Fine Gardening Issue #125 2009

The Hunt for the Best Heucheras
A plant expert tells us which cultivars stand out from the rest
with Allan Armitage

Cook Up Your Own Potting Mix:
A Basic Potting Soil Recipe
   with Lee Reich
Potting Soil Recipe for Annuals
   with Bobby Saul
Potting Soil Recipe for Cacti and Succulents
   with Jeff Moore
Potting Soil Recipe for Woody Plants and Perennials
   with Rita Randolph

Garden Microclimates
Find spots in your garden for plants you thought you couldn’t grow
by Dan Johnson

Fine Gardening Issue #123 2008

Designing Container Groupings
with Steve Silk

How to Dry Herbs
with Susan Belsinger

How to Freeze Herbs
with Susan Belsinger

Regional Survey Results: Best Flowering Perennials for Sun
Check out what the nation’s gardeners selected

Building Better Borders
with Lynden Miller

Fine Gardening Issue #122 2008

Great Plants Deserve the Perfect Pot
with Rita Randolph

A Great Pot Inpires its Planting
with Rita Randolph

A Front-Yard Garden in No Time
This approach takes you from bare dirt to a bountiful garden
by Tom Peace

A Collector's Paradise
Intuitive design turned a lifelong passion for succulents into a destination garden north of San Diego
with Patrick Anderson

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Extending Your Living Space
Whether they are offshoots of the home or transitions to the landscape, outdoor rooms should suit their site
narrated by Danielle Sherry

Outdoor Design and Living, Vol. 3 2008

SLIDESHOW: Rooftop Retreats
When it comes to design, these spaces prove that size does matter

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Extending Your Living Space
Whether they are offshoots of the home or transitions to the landscape, outdoor rooms should suit their site
narrated by Danielle Sherry
Container Gardening, Vol. 5 2008

VIDEO: Soil for Containers
When it comes to plants in pots, not just any soil will do
with Lee Reich

VIDEO: Plant an Easy-to-Water Strawberry Jar
Plastic pipes deliver moisture where it's needed
with Daryl Beyers
Fine Gardening Issue #121
May/June 2008

2007 Container Design Challenge Contest Results
Readers prove that a simple recipe is a sure bet for container success
by Michelle Gervais

How to Buy the Best Plants
The pick of the litter has full, healthy growth above and below the soil
with Jason Powell

VIDEO: How to Dig, Divide, and Store Dahlia Tubers
with Barbara Pierson

Great Gardens, Vol. 2 2008

VIDEO: A Collector's Paradise
Intuitive design turned a lifelong passion for succulents into a destination garden north of San Diego
with Patrick Anderson

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Avant Garden
Subtle clues throughout this El Paso property make a Mexican wall garden seem right at home
by Martha Schwartz

Celebrating Color
A North Carolina plantswoman turned a conventional layout into a feast for the eyes

Great Plants, Vol. 2 2008

VIDEO: How to Plant Peonies
with Barbara Pierson

Pruning Clematis
by Lee Reich
Fine Gardening Issue #120
March/April 2008

A dynamic design for a garden passageway
A transitional space can be a destination in its own right
with Scott Endres

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: A lifetime of lessons
Noted plantswoman and author Sydney Eddison explains how 40 years in the garden has taught her how to roll with the punches and why a garden is never finished
with Sydney Eddison

Designing with annuals
For maximum impact, take advantage of these plants’ vibrant colors, textures, and forms
by Julia Jones

SLIDESHOW: What’s bugging you about beneficial insects?
by Whitney Cranshaw

A greener approach to plant pots
Design Ideas, Vol. 2
January/February 2008


Audio Slideshow: Primroses 
These sunny faces brighten dark spaces
with Sydney Eddison
Fine Gardening Issue #119
January/February 2008


Plant List: January/February 2008 Cover
The cover of issue #119 features a garden bed designed by Tom Vetter in Portland, Oregon. Here is a list of the plants in that bed.

Video: Planting Container-Grown Ornamentals
with Daryl Beyers 
Video: Planting Balled and Burlapped Woodies
with Daryl Beyers 

Video: Planting Bare-Root Plants
with Daryl Beyers 
Video: A Tour of the Scott Arboretum
Learn what to look for—and what to avoid—when selecting young trees for your own garden
with Andrew Bunting 
Audio Slideshow: One Garden, Many Styles
A landscape designer explains how he achieves such stunning plant combinations and to share some secrets to creating an amazing landscape. 
by Dennis Schrader
Fine Gardening Issue #109
May/June 2006


2005 Container Design Challenge Results: Footloose and Flower-Free
2005 finalists' efforts can serve as inspiration for entries this year
by Michelle Gervais 
Enter the 2007 Container Design Challenge
Send photos by September 1 for a chance to win a gift certificate and container pots
by the editors of Fine Gardening
Fine Gardening Issue #103
May/June 2005 


Plant Regrets
We'd like to know what plants you wish you'd never planted. Add your choices to the list.
Fine Gardening Issue #92
July/August 2003


Fine Gardening's Guide to Pronouncing Botanical Latin
Intimidated by Latin plant names? We'll pronounce them for you in our new online feature.
Fine Gardening Issue #91
May/June 2003 


Video: Lashing a Bamboo Trellis 
The most important part of making a bamboo trellis is holding the canes together
with Michelle Gervais 

Video: Releasing Beneficial Insects in Your Garden
Control garden pests biologically with "natural enemies"
with Jaret Daniels 

Staging a Container Plant Display
Create a colorful border or luscious jungle that you can change with the season or with your mood
Fine Gardening Issue #90
March/April 2003
 

A Swingin' Garden Fence
A design solution that allows for easy weeding
by Roe Osborn 

A Clematis Pruning Guide
Before you begin pruning your clematis, you need to know which pruning group your plant belongs to
by Lee Reich
Fine Gardening Issue #89
January/February 2003 


Fine Gardening Container Design Challenge
Readers answer the call with creative and captivating combinations 

Witch Hazels Perk Up the Winter Season
Visit these public gardens to see this genus in bloom
by Tim Brotzman 

Video: Seed-Starting Pre-Treatments 
Most seeds germinate readily, but others may require a few extra steps to achieve good results
with Adrianna Vargo
Fine Gardening Issue #88
November/December 2002


Video: What Deer Damage Looks Like
Shrubs and trees may look like they've been groomed with a canopy but the leaves and branches have actually been eaten away
with John Van Etten
Fine Gardening Issue #87
September/October 2002 

Trim a Hedge with Straight Edges
For straight sides and a flat top, use stakes and string as a guide
by John Sosnowski
Fine Gardening Issue #86
July/August 2002


Make a Hypertufa Trough
Molded concrete containers can be made in nearly any shape and size you want 
by Helen Dawson
Fine Gardening Issue #85
May/June 2002

See a Bold Border in the Round
A Summer, winter and spring virtual tours of a crescent-shaped bed that showcases trees and shrubs
by Virginia Small and Jennifer Benner 

Share Your Water Garden Story
Greg Speichert, the publisher of Water Gardening magazine, told us all about water gardens in this issue of Fine Gardening. Now we'd like to hear about your experiences.
Fine Gardening Issue #84
March/April 2002

The Fine Gardening Front-Yard Garden Design Challenge
Take a closer look at the six regional designers who participated in our challenge, their recent projects, and their front-yard garden proposals, including interactive site plans 

Quilts from the Garden
Use your garden to inspire colors, shapes, and patterns for quilt designs
by Jean Wells Keenan
Fine Gardening Issue #83
January/February 2002

Genetically Modified Plants
Steve Silk ponders the implications of new trends in plant science
by Steve Silk
Fine Gardening Issue #82
November/December 2001

Video: Select the Right Shovel
Any old shovel won’t do -- so how do you choose?
with Bob Denman 

Video: Dig In and Don't Hurt Yourself
The proper technique won't keep you from being tired, but it can save your back
with Bob Denman
Fine Gardening Issue #81
September/October 2001

Hot Pots and Cool Containers Contest
The winning entry, and a sampling of submissions from all over the country
by Kathy Diemer 
  
Making Compost
A balanced organic mixture, properly layered, creates a rich soil additive
with Lee Reich

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