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Fine Gardening – Issue 88

  • Lavender

    Photo/Illustration: Kathy Diemer Name: Lavandula spp. and cvs. USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8 Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil Lavender is the quintessential fragrant plant. Calming and nostalgic, these plants are justifiably popular.

  • Flowering tobaccos

    The distinctive fragrance of flowering tobaccos permeates the air, especially in the evening. Nicotiana X sanderae ‘Fragrant Cloud’ is one of the best. Photo/Illustration: Kathy Diemer Name: Nicotiana spp. and cvs.…

  • ‘Casa Blanca’ lilies

    Late summer brings the intoxicating blooms of ‘Casa Blanca’. The bright white flowers glow in moonlight, and their fragrance travels for yards. Photo/Illustration: Kathy Diemer Name: Lilium ‘Casa Blanca’ USDA Hardiness…

  • Sweet peas

    Sweet peas are beautiful annual vines that have a charmingly sweet scent and make great cut flowers. Photo/Illustration: Jerry Pavia Name: Lathyrus odoratus cvs. USDA Hardiness Zones: annual Conditions: Full sun;…

  • Naturalizing Spring-Blooming Bulbs

    Here's how to make bulbs look as if Mother Nature planted them herself

  • Build a Rustic Tuteur

    Branches, glue, screws, and string are all it takes to put an informal spin on this classic structure

  • Pick Plants for Fragrance

    Place sweet-smelling plants where you can enjoy them throughout the growing season

  • Effective Deer Deterrents

    Observe the yearly patterns of deer and target your controls accordingly

  • Calamagrostis X acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’

    An attractive, long-blooming grass

  • Helleborus argutifolius ‘Janet Starnes’

    This perennial evergreen has white-speckled leaves with toothed edges

  • Parthenium integrifolium

    A white-flowering prairie plant that can take dry soil

  • Grape Hyacinths

    Grape Hyacinths

    These little blue jewels bring early spring delight to the garden

  • 15 Deer-Resistant Plants

    John Van Etten, former grounds superintendent at the Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New York, recommends 15 plants that deer won't eat; your experience, of course, may differ. For a…

  • What Deer Damage Looks Like

    Managing five hundred acres of grounds at a historical landmark resort can be very challenging, expecially with a burgeoning herd of deer, and John Van Etten, Horticulturist at Lake Mohonk…

  • Inspired Design: What Are the Basic Elements of a Garden?

    Perhaps one of the most fundamental questions in landscape design is, after all, What is a garden? What are the basic elements of a garden? Most people would immediately answer:…

  • Conifers to Consider

    These slow-growing and dwarf varieties add color, texture, and shape to garden plantings

  • Making Leaf Mold

    Recycle fall's debris to create this organic soil amendment and mulch

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