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Carol Collins

  • Design

    Design for a Late-Summer Show

    Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, has a truly spectacular trial garden. For the past several years, this space has served as a design laboratory where the garden staff can…

  • Design

    Taming a High Impact Design Planting Plan

    See plant IDs from Taming a High Impact Design, from Issue #189 of Fine Gardening Magazine. I have been a horticulturist long enough (and have made enough mistakes) that I…

  • How-To

    Preview: Grow Your Own Salad Mix

    Growing salad greens is a satisfying short-term project that nearly any gardener can fit into their space and schedule. Most greens mature quickly and can be eaten at any stage,…

  • Design

    Preview: Discipline, Grace, and a Little Open Space

    Chen Choo is a retired nuclear engineer with an artist’s eye and a passion for collecting plants. He and his wife, Linda, have created a garden in southern Ontario filled…

  • Design

    Discipline, Grace, and a Little Open Space – Plant ID’s

    "Chen Choo is a retired nuclear engineer with an artist’s eye and a passion for collecting plants. He and his wife, Linda, have created a garden in southern Ontario filled…

  • Article

    A Spacious Planter That’s Just the Right Height

    The VegTrug™ Patio Garden is a great solution for gardeners with limited space, yet it provides ample room to get some serious gardening done. Gardeners of all ages will appreciate the…

  • Article

    An Affordable Way to Buy Native Plants

    Prairie Moon Nursery in Winona, Minnesota is a mail-order company specializing in North American species for prairie, savanna, woodland, and wetland ecosystems. They offer seeds, potted plants, and bare-root plants…

  • Article

    ‘Cascade’ Hops — An Easy-Care Vine for Full Sun

    This year one of my favorite seed suppliers, John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds will be offering rhizomes of 'Cascade' hops (Humulus lupulus 'Cascade', Zones 4-8). I've wanted to grow hops for years. My…

  • Article

    Native Plants for New England – and Beyond

    Like many gardeners, my awareness and appreciation for native plants has greatly increased in recent years. I love discovering native plants that are well-adapted to my garden's soil conditions and climate, and have made it my…

  • Article

    Add Year-Round Color with ‘Daub’s Frosted’ Juniper Shrub

    It was mid-January, and the shrub's feathery, low-growing branches were a shimmery mix of bronze and pale gold...