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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…

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    Episode 89: Just Four Perennials

    Do you ever find yourself recommending the same handful of plants to friends and neighbors? We do. These might not be the splashiest of plants or even the ones that…

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    Tips for Planting Against a Wall

    No matter where we garden, many of us face the same challenging situation: a narrow space that cooks all day in the sun. Whether that spot is along a roadside…

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    Episode 88: Memory Plants

    We’re pulling on those heart strings for this episode—much to Steve’s chagrin. That’s because we’re talking about plants in our gardens that make us of think of something, someone, or…

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    Casting a Concrete Leaf Planter

    In issue #200, Lisa Roper demonstrated how hand-cast leaves can create artful niches for drought-loving plants like succulents (8 Ways to Create Crowd-Pleasing Containers). If you would like to create…

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    Episode 87: Plants to Build a Bed Around

    For those who are a little confused by this episode’s theme, let us try to explain. Yes, all garden beds are built with plants. But there are certain plants that…

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    The Easy Way to Divide Plants in Pots

    It’s the time of year when those of us in gardening mode are looking for smart, effective ways to save money at the nursery. We all know that feeling of…

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    Episode 86: Favorite Container Plants

    Spring has long ago sprung, and now that all the pruning, dividing, and mulching is done, we’re ready to plant up our containers. Like many of you, we are tempted…

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    High-Performance Plants for Shade with Dan Hinkley

    Plants—all creatures depend on them for survival, but their immeasurable value goes well beyond sustenance. Modern humans have been enamored by their beauty for thousands of years—seeking, collecting, and cultivating…

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    Episode 85: Fragrant Plants

    Alternate titles for this episode: Plants That Stink or Smell This Episode. Kidding aside, lovely smelling plants are a bonus that every garden deserves. We all spend so much time…