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Julie Lane Gay

Julie Lane Gay lives and gardens in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she previously owned a nursery specializing in climbers and perennials.

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    Plants for Shady Passageways

    The frequently used pathway along the west side of my house is shady all day. Wedged between the house and a 5-foot fence, this narrow space was once a homeland…

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    Surprising Shrubs for Small Spaces

     My old garden was big. There was room for tree-size lilacs, billowy shrub roses, and rhododendrons so sturdy that you could climb on them. I knew that moving across town…

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    Regional Picks: Plant This With That – Northwest

    Plant This: Sunset Celebration™ rose Name: Rosa ‘Sunset Celebration’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; moist, well-drained…

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    Regional Picks: Color in the Shade – Northwest

    Northwest   Heart-leaved disanthus (Disanthus cercidifolius) USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 5 to 7 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade; moist, well-drained soil…

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    Vines: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

    Climbing plants are like a troupe of exceptionally versatile thespians—pleased to perform a myriad of roles in an endless number of plays. Are you in need of a shining star…