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An understated combo of evergreens and perennial foliage

An understated combo of evergreens and perennial foliage

Today's combo, also by Mindy Arbo, combines two very different evergreens with the dark, dusky foliage of a popular perennial. It includes 'Yellow Ribbon' arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis Yellow...

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Dramatic contrast

Dramatic contrast

Deep purple combined with gold and white makes for some high drama in this combo by Mindy Arbo. Today's combo includes 'Gold Lace' juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Gold Lace', USDA Hardiness Zones 39...

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News Flash: Bugs are more wicked than you thought

News Flash: Bugs are more wicked than you thought

A new study has shown that bugs are second only to worms as things that make gardeners go "Ewww." But the truth about just how icky (yet strangely fascinating) insects are has been kept secret...

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Let a clematis scramble

Let a clematis scramble

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Mindy Arbo, who gardens at the Cotton-Arbo retum, her private-turned-public garden in Winchester, Massachusetts, is a master at mixing evergreens with herbaceous plants. Doesn't sound that...

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Got Young Climbing Roses?  Let em Grow!

Got Young Climbing Roses? Let em Grow!

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There can be some confusion about how to treat young climbing roses come pruning time. So let's clear that up!

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READER PHOTO! Another great native groundcover

READER PHOTO! Another great native groundcover

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Today's photo, wrapping up this week's groundcover theme, is from Veronica Guyre in Lyme, New Hamphire. She says, "This stand of bunchberry (Cornus canadensis, USDA Hardiness Zones 27nbspis...

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Even baby plants need to be seen!

Even baby plants need to be seen!

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More groundcovers! In Liz Niebling's garden in Exeter, New Hampshire, a swath of vinca is the perfect canvas for this vase-shaped hosta. A young hosta like this can be easily lost, visually, in a...

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Let Mr. Spock Choose Your Plants

Let Mr. Spock Choose Your Plants

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What if a truck dumped 8,000 different plants in front of your house. Could you sort through them and create a garden that works for you, doesn't eat up all your time and money and makes your knees quiver?

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2011 Fine Gardening Wall Calendars

2011 Fine Gardening Wall Calendars

Start 2011 off right! Nothing beats a great wall calendar for delighting the eye as it reminds us of important days. And this one will absolutely, positively appeal to the gardener in you -- wherever...

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READER PHOTO! An unexpected groundcover

READER PHOTO! An unexpected groundcover

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Continuing in the groundcover theme, today's photos are from Jane Horn in Prior Lake, Minnesota. She says, "I love using jewels of Opar (Talinum paniculatum cv., annual) as a ground cover.  I...

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Go native!

Go native!

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As promised, here's the native alternative to the ubiquitous Japanese pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis, USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8). It's Alleghany spurge (Pachysandra procumbens, Zones 5-9)! It has...

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Take A Bow Mr. Bennett

Take A Bow Mr. Bennett

Rose breeding was left to the birds and the bees until Mr. Bennett came along and completely changed the profession.

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Variegation turns boring to glam!

Variegation turns boring to glam!

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Why, oh why don't more gardeners plant variegated pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis 'Variegata', USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8)? It's so much more interesting than the plain Jane unvariegated sort. Is...

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Not an ordinary clematis

Not an ordinary clematis

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OK, so I don't think you could call any clematis ordinary. As a whole, they're amazingly beautiul flowers that never fail to draw attention. But there are lots of clematis varieties out there that...

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Meet Fine Gardening's New Contributing Editors

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Fine Gardening, the nation's leading supplier of useful, trustworthy gardening information, announces the appointment of eight new contributing editors...

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Pink on pink

Pink on pink

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In the horticulture gardens at Michigan State University, bee balm (Monarda didyma cv., USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9) mingles with mallow (Lavatera cachemiriana, Zones 4-9) by a powder blue post. It's a...

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Pink and burgundy for fall?

Pink and burgundy for fall?

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This autumnal combo of pinks and burgundies in the garden at the Radiology Department at Michigan State University in East Lansing includes Japanese blood grass (Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra', USDA...

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Morning glories to end the season

Morning glories to end the season

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Driving down my street over the weekend, I was surprised to see these morning glories still going strong on a neighbor's porch! Such an unusual color for fall, except for the gorgeous blue...

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More of a good thing

More of a good thing

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Jack Hyland and Larry Wente created a stunning sight with this small field of tall verbena (Verbena bonariensis, USDA Hardiness Zones 7-11) in their garden in Millerton, New York. We like...

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Scrap Metal: An Unconventional and Untapped Source of Garden Art and Structures

Scrap Metal: An Unconventional and Untapped Source of Garden Art and Structures

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Scrap Metal makes unique and whimsical structures to climb roses onto. And they don't cost much!

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