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Fine Gardening – Issue 160

  • Plant ID's - Got a Passion for Plants?

    Plant ID's for 'Got a Passion for Plants' from Fine Gardening Issue #160

  • Designing an Intimate Space: Plant IDs

    Identification of some of the plants found in 'Designing and Intimate Space" in Fine Gardening Issue #160

  • Shelving Common Canning Myths

    Eating seasonally is a way of life for many people, especially gardeners, but it can be a challenge because a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables are not available year-round.…

  • Designing an Intimate Space

    Many people like to have a garden for entertaining, but most of us also want our gardens to be a spot where we relax and get away from it all.…

  • The Best Japanese Maples

    There aren’t many gardeners—beginners or experts—who don’t love a Japanese maple (cultivars of Acer palmatum, A. japonicum, and A. shirasawanum, USDA Hardiness Zones 5–8). They’re some of the most popular…

  • Got a Passion for Plants?

    When Don and Lela Avery hear comments on how lovely their garden is, they remind visitors that they have grown a lot of plants but have also seen a lot…

  • Queens of the Curbside

    Seven years ago, my husband and I purchased a home in a typical residential neighborhood. One of the things that I liked best about the house was that the previous…

  • A Fresh Approach to Winter Containers

    Designing containers in winter can be a challenge. With fewer plants available in many parts of the country, even the best container designers often resort to arrangements of cut greens…

  • 8 Fall Chores That Can’t Wait

    By the time that October rolls around, most gardeners are ready to throw in the trowel, retreat indoors, and curl up by the fire with a good book. But if…

  • Homegrown Grapes

    Some plants are grown strictly for the beauty that they bring to the garden. Some are more utilitarian in nature, grown primarily for food. Then there are plants that offer…

  • Shelving Common Canning Myths

    Eating seasonally is a way of life for many people, especially gardeners, but it can be a challenge because a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables are not available year-round.…

  • Regional Picks: Unusual Evergreens – Northeast

    1. ‘Red O. D. Burke’ Japanese Red Pine Name: Pinus densiflora ‘Red O. D. Burke’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7 Size: 12 to 15 feet tall and 6 to…

  • Regional Picks: Unusual Evergreens - Midwest

    1. Ratstripper Name: Paxistima canbyi USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 7 Size: 6 to 8 inches tall and 2 to 3 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist,…

  • Regional Picks: Unusual Evergreens - South

    1. Mountain Laurel Name: Kalmia latifolia and cvs. USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 8 to 15 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, humus-rich,…

  • Regional Picks: Unusual Evergreens - Southern Plains

    1. ‘Blue Ice’ Arizona Cypress Name: Cupressus arizonica var. glabra ‘Blue Ice’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Size: 25 to 30 feet tall and 8 to 12 feet wide…

  • Regional Picks: Unusual Evergreens - Mountain West

    1. ‘Cream Puff’ Deodar Cedar Name: Cedrus deodara ‘Cream Puff’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Size: Up to 15 feet tall and 10 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to…

  • Regional Picks: Unusual Evergreens - Northern California

    1. Michelia Name: Michelia yunnanensis USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10 Size: 15 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to full shade; moist, fertile, well-drained soil A rarely encountered…

  • Regional Picks: Unusual Evergreens - Northwest

    1. Pepperbush Name: Drimys lanceolata USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 to 10 Size: 10 to 12 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil Native to…

  • Critters in Your Compost?

    Contrary to popular belief, compost doesn’t “just happen.” Although, from the outside, you might see nothing more than a pile of rotting leaves and grass clippings, inside that pile a…

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