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Fine Gardening – Issue 164

  • One Peak Four Season of Interest: Plant IDs

    Identify the plants from the article 'One Peak Four Season of Interest' from Fine Gardening Magazine issue #164

  • Some Like it Hot: Plant IDs

    Plant ID's for the article "Some Like it Hot" by Carol Collins in Fine Gardening Magazine issue #164. 

  • Some Like It Hot

    Using hot colors in the landscape

  • The Secret to Big Homegrown Onions

    The number one factor for success is being aware of your latitude.

  • Beyond the Basic Butterfly Bush

    Few sights are as quintessentially associated with summer as butterflies perched on the blossoms of butterfly bush (Buddleia spp. and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 5–9). While the profusion and prodigious…

  • One Peak, Four Seasons of Interest

    Most of us want our gardens to look fabulous all the time—no matter the season. That’s great if you are willing to put in the time and money required to…

  • Use Branches to Add Color to a Container

    At Chanticleer, a public garden near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, my main job as a horticulturist is to help create and maintain the innovative plantings that have made the garden famous. But…

  • Water-Soluble Fertilizers

    If you have ever shopped for fertilizer for your plants, then you know the wide variety of options available. Water-soluble fertilizers are popular, often because they seem easy to work…

  • Taking the Mystery Out of Melons

    One of the greatest tasty treats of summer is a sweet, vine-ripened melon picked from your own garden. The quality is unsurpassed and will put to shame the bland shipping…

  • Why Do Greens Bolt?

    No matter what you do, when you grow lettuces and other greens in your garden, they will eventually start growing taller and blooming. Most people assume that it’s just high…

  • Regional Picks: Hot-Colored Plants - Midwest

     1. ‘Southern Comfort’ Heuchera Name: Heuchera ‘Southern Comfort’ USDA hardiness zones: 4 to 9 Size: 14 inches tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist to…

  • Regional Picks: Hot-Colored Plants - Northeast

    1. Giant Knapweed Name: Centaurea macrocephala USDA hardiness zones: 3 to 7 Size: 3 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

  • Regional Picks: Hot-Colored Plants - Northwest

    1. ‘Firefly’ Heather Name: Calluna vulgaris ‘Firefly’ USDA hardiness zones: 4 to 7 Size: 18 inches tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil This sweet little evergreen has a…

  • Regional Picks: Hot-Colored Plants - Mountain West

    1. ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ Coneflower Name: Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ USDA hardiness zones: 4 to 10 Size: 24 to 30 inches tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil (moderate…

  • Regional Picks: Hot-Colored Plants - South

     1. Butterfly Weed Name: Asclepias tuberosa USDA hardiness zones: 4 to 9 Size: 18 to 24 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

  • Regional Picks: Hot-Colored Plants - Southern Plains

     1. Darcy’s Mexican Sage Name: Salvia darcyi USDA hardiness zones: 6 to 10 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; well-drained soil This…

  • Plants for a Water Garden

    Lots of gardeners have at least one area of their property that never seems to dry out. It is, invariably, in a location that screams for a garden, but most…

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