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    Tour a garden where annual and tropical plants steal the show

    Annual and tropical plants can add extraordinary colors and textures to any garden, especially from late summer through early autumn, when many perennials fizzle out. In Fine Gardening Issue #177,…

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    Episode 96: Favorite Ornamental Grasses

    Nothing says fall in the garden more than the sight of ornamental grasses pluming. It goes right along with all other things that signal the season change—the kids going back…

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    Tips for Planting a Bareroot Rose

    No one can deny the beauty of a rose bush in full bloom. But those hybrid tea and floribunda types can be quite expensive garden plants to purchase. Bareroot roses…

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    Episode 95: Unexpected Fall Color

    Since the Let’s Argue About Plants podcast is based in New England, we know all about fall color. This time of year is a favorite for most of our staffers,…

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    Episode 94: Bulbs on Our Shopping List

    Fall is a wonderful time of year for gardeners for so many reasons. The weather finally cools down, so you can actually weed and prune without breaking a sweat. Many…

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    Episode 93: Tropicals We Wish We Grew

    You know you’re a hardcore gardener when you dream about moving to the tropics—not for the beaches and tiki drinks, but because that would enable you to grow so many…

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    Create a Colorful Summer Container Garden

    When the heat of summer truly sets in, many gardeners prefer to sit back in the shade and enjoy their garden, instead of sweating to maintain it. The one task…

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    6 Big-Impact, Low-Care Ground Covers

    Ground covers may be the most underappreciated plants in the garden. They don’t have the flashiest blooms or the most interesting habits, but they’re invaluable in so many other ways.…

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    The Secret to Fresh Cut Flowers

    As summer sets in, gardeners start to think about cutting stems from our beds and borders to bring inside. Everyone loves to see a gorgeous vase of blooms sitting on…

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    Tour a Garden That Overflows With Plants and Color

    Most of us want our gardens to look fabulous all the time, no matter the season. That’s great if you are willing to put in the time and money required…