Featured Articles

  • 10 Unusual Annuals

    Tired of the same old thing? These underused showstoppers can breathe new life into beds and containers

  • Sedges

    These grasslike perennials act as dazzling stars or demure suporters in sun and shade

  • Making a Garden a Home

    A garden is becoming a place to live rather than being simply an accent to the house.

  • Fir vs. Spruce vs. Pine: How to Tell Them Apart

    Telling the difference among conifers can be tricky. To me, they are all Christmas trees. But calling them such doesn’t really mark me as a discerning gardener. There is, however,…

  • A Fresh Approach to Foundation Plantings

    Given the practical advantages of foundation plantings, it’s not surprising that most houses feature them. What is surprising is the uniformity expressed in this realm of the garden: a ubiquitous…

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