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Daniel Robarts

  • Design

    Rhododendrons for Fantastic Foliage

    I think my favorite rhododendrons are those that make statements with their foliage. Most plants have a window of flowering time within a growing season, and as spectacular as that…

  • How-To

    How to Kill a Rhododendron

    Rhododendrons have a predilection for moist, acidic soils. Their roots are fine and shallow. Generally, they are pretty adaptable and long-lived, but there are a few all-too-easy ways to bump…

  • Design

    Rhododendrons for Fabulous Flowers

    While distinctive foliage can hold the whole season—providing texture, color, and persistence in the garden—it is impossible to deny the power of plants such as rhododendrons when in full bloom.…

  • Design

    Regional Picks: Shrubs For Shade – Northeast

    1. ‘Minnesota Snowflake’ Mock Orange Name: Philadelphus × virginalis ‘Minnesota Snowflake’ Zones: 4–8 Size: 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil…

  • Article

    Preview: Plants for Hot and Dry

    There are so many garden lessons to be learned, and like many lessons, you generally learn best when it’s the hard way. I have killed many beautiful, rare, and expensive…

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