Planting

  • succession of bulbs
    Design

    Plant a Succession of Unique Spring-Flowering Bulbs

    Planting spring-flowering bulbs in fall is an easy way to bring joy to the garden in the following year. This group of plants brings with them tremendous excitement and early…

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    Design

    How to Grow Japanese Maples

    The Northeast is well known for its native maple trees (Acer spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9). They are commonly used as forestry plants or sidewalk trees and are invaluable contributors…

  • autumn garden to-do list
    How-To

    Autumn To-Do List for Southern California Gardeners

    Southern California seems to be one of those areas that’s feeling the impact of drought more critically than many other parts of the country. Yet as autumn begins, there is…

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    Design

    California Native Shrubs to Plant in Fall

    Woody shrubs add year-round interest, fullness, and height to the landscape, defining borders or providing shade and privacy. These sizable offerings often bridge the gap between taller trees and shorter…

  • companion planting
    Design

    Companion Planting Is Not a Myth

    Companion planting is the long-standing practice of partnering two or more plants in hopes of achieving a new benefit. Information on which plants to use in companion planting has been…

  • pink and red sweet peas
    How-To

    When Do You Sow Sweet Peas? Plant Them in Fall If You Live in This Zone

    If it’s fall and you live in USDA Hardiness Zones 8 and above, you should be planting your sweet pea seeds. Sweet peas are climbing annual plants that bear clusters…

  • scarlet lady runner beans
    How-To

    Reliable Vegetables for Fall in the South

    In our part of the South, “fall” is more an idea than an actual season. It’s hot, hot, warm, and then one night there is a hard freeze. We’ve been…

  • bush clovers
    How-To

    Best of the Bush Clovers: Trial Plant Results

    By the time August rolls around, I’m looking for something new in the garden to pique my interest. I’m not quite ready for fall plants to take their turn, so…

  • moss garden
    Design

    Tips for Creating a Moss Garden

    Most people have that shady patch in their yard where turf struggles but moss is abundant. Products and techniques are promoted for the purpose of eradicating this primitive member of…

  • new meadow garden in full bloom
    Design

    A Native Meadow From Seed

    Today’s photos are from James Dillon. I own a small landscaping/gardening company located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. We specialize in residential landscape design/installation and small-scale ecologically valuable plantings like…