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Fine Gardening – Issue 136

  • The Smarter Hydrangea

    This species sleeps past the danger of late frost, so it always blooms on time

  • Trees That Always Please

    You'll never regret the investment you make in these standout varieties

  • From Muddy to Magnificent

    Transform your poorly drained area using three simple steps

  • Small Versions of Large Favorites

    Now you can have that plant that you’ve always dreamed of but never had the space for

  • Easy to Build Cold Frame

    Experience has taught me that the simplest solution is often the best. I wanted to spend more time using my new cold frame than building it, so I designed a…

  • Healthy Soil Is Just a Cover Crop Away

    Healthy soil provides a building block for healthy plants, so wouldn’t it be great if plants could give something back? In some cases, they do. That’s the purpose of cover…

  • One Color Keeps It Simple

    Our world is a riot of beautiful colors, and that extends into the aisles of the garden center. With all those choices to make, however, it can be difficult to…

  • Garnish Your Garden with Edibles

    In the quest to find something new and different for your garden each spring, it’s easy to zoom right past the offerings of veggie seeds and transplants on your way…

  • Regional Picks: Plants for Wet Soil - Northeast

    1. Cinnamon Fern Name: Osmunda cinnamomea USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, acidic soil This tall, northeastern…

  • Regional Picks: Plants for Wet Soil - Midwest

    1. Astilboides Name: Astilboides tabularis USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 7 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, average to rich organic…

  • Regional Picks: Plants for Wet Soil - South

    1. Giant Black-Eyed Susan Name: Rudbeckia maxima USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 6 feet tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist soil Native to…

  • Regional Picks: Plants for Wet Soil - Southern Plains

    1. Scarlet Hibiscus Name: Hibiscus coccineus USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 11 Size: 6 to 10 feet tall and 4 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; medium to wet soil…

  • Regional Picks: Plants for Wet Soil - Northern Plains

    1. ‘Husker Red’ Penstemon Name: Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; tolerates moist and dry…

  • Regional Picks: Plants for Wet Soil - California

    1. ‘The Rocket’ Ligularia Name: Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; fertile, consistently moist…

  • Regional Picks: Plants for Wet Soil - Northwest

    1. Camas Lily Name: Camassia spp. and cvs. USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 11 Size: 1 to 3 feet tall and wide, clumping Conditions: Full sun; moist to wet soil (tolerates heavy…

  • How to Build a Cold Frame

    Learn how to build a cold frame in this slideshow based on the article "How to Build a Cold Frame" by Rob Wotzak, which was featured in Fine Gardening issue…

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