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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…

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    Episode 84: Underappreciated Plants for Spring

    It’s easy to get excited about the first tulip or even the first dandelion in the yard (OK—that might be a stretch). But what about those plants that don’t get…

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    Episode 83: Shrubs for Shade

    Finding interesting plants for shade can be a struggle but when you add in the desire for that plant to be a woody shrub, the list narrows even more. But…

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    A garden design expert on ground covers, lower maintenance, and “mean-spirited” garden steps

    If you had a few minutes to talk with an award-winning garden designer, what would you ask? Our Editor At Large, Steve Aitken, was fortunate enough to get some time…

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    Episode 82: Spring Trees

    Despite there still being snow on the ground here in the Northeast, we’re thinking spring. Yes, there are daffodils and tulips to look forward to, but perhaps even more impressive…

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    Meet Your Fine Gardening Regional Reporters – Part 2

    Our readers have been asking for more regionally focused gardening content for decades, but the logistics and pressures of keeping our national magazine as applicable to as many readers as…

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    Episode 81: Disco in-FERN-oh

    If that title doesn’t grab you, nothing will! We’re talking all things ferns, including East Coast natives, West Coast natives, selections that are from prehistoric times, and even a climbing…

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    6 Amazing Small Trees

    Trees are critical backbones in a landscape and likely the biggest plant investment you’ll ever make because they generally have large price tags. Also, trees don’t transplant well once they’re…