• Colorful Plants for Shade

    Colorful Plants for Shade

    Nothing has taught me more about gardening than actual work in the garden. Among the lessons learned is that there should be no lack of color in the shade. Why…

  • Garden Art That’s Right Up Your Alley

    Gardeners have been using bowling balls as garden decorations for many years, especially since they started being produced in numerous jelly-bean colors and swirling patterns. To my taste, however, they…

  • transition containers for fall

    Container Rehab

    Get more drama out of late-season pots with easy swaps and edits

  • fast-growing trees

    Fast-Growing Trees for Impatient Gardeners

    It doesn’t take a lifetime for these strong trees to reach their full potential

  • Plantings That You Can’t Miss

    Everyone wants his or her garden to be noticed. Moments of subtlety are great, but they work best when they are in the midst of moments of impact. Drifts and…

  • How to Design a Rain Garden

    The term “rain garden” is a bit of a misnomer. Sounding like it is some kind of a water-logged bog, a rain garden, in fact, is a slightly sunken garden…

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