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Fine Gardening – Issue 165

  • Awesome Asters Chart of Field Trial Results

    A web extra showing all the results of the plant trial results from Fine Gardening issue #165

  • Buried Treasure: Lesser-Known Root Vegetables

    It’s easy to appreciate the fruits of our labor when they’re displayed so enticingly above­ground: chains of sun-warmed cherry tomatoes; clusters of tender snap beans in gold, green, or purple;…

  • Apple Facts

    Apples (Malus spp. and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 3–9) are a constant presence in the supermarket, but one taste of a just-picked, perfectly ripe apple in autumn will make you…

  • Ferns of a Different Frond

    When I first fell in love with the then-rare autumn fern (Dryopteris erythrosora, USDA Hardiness Zones 5–9) back in the late 1960s, ferns were strangers in the garden, with but…

  • Japanese Garden

    Elements of a Japanese Garden

    The art and craft of the Japanese garden continues to thrive today after well over 1,300 years in Japan and for the last 150 years in various points west and…

  • Some Good Advice That You Can Skip

    If you’ve never revamped your containers for a fall display, you really should. I did it last year, and everyone thought it (and by extension, I) was amazing. The truth…

  • Where Formal and Natural Meet

    Everyone has been to a house that has a “do-not-touch” room in it. It might be a living room with plastic covers on the couches or a dining room with…

  • Seed Saving Made Simple

    For most of today’s gardeners, the growing season begins with a spring seed catalog. But for those who save seeds from year to year, the next growing season begins as…

  • Awesome Asters

    What would autumn be like without asters? Boring, that’s what. Thankfully, I live in a place with a plethora of native asters that dot and decorate roadsides, fields, woodlands, and…

  • Autumn Pots Minus the Mums

    Fall mums are great, no doubt about it. They’re cheery and inexpensive, and they make a colorful impact when most plants are fading into fall oblivion. But come November, aren’t…

  • Regional Picks: Unusual Autumn Stars - Midwest

    If you’re sick of the same old asters and mums, why not plant an unexpected fall-star instead? Here some truly out-of-the-ordinary plants for upping your fall garden game in the…

  • Regional Picks: Unusual Autumn Stars - Northeast

    If you’re sick of the same old asters and mums, why not plant an unexpected fall-star instead? Here some truly out-of-the-ordinary plants for upping your fall garden game in the…

  • Regional Picks: Unusual Autumn Stars - Northern California

    If you’re sick of the same old asters and mums, why not plant an unexpected fall-star instead? Here some truly out-of-the-ordinary plants for upping your fall garden game in Northern…

  • Regional Picks: Unusual Autumn Stars - Northwest

    If you’re sick of the same old asters and mums, why not plant an unexpected fall-star instead? Here some truly out-of-the-ordinary plants for upping your fall garden game in the…

  • Regional Picks: Unusual Autumn Stars - Southeast

    If you’re sick of the same old asters and mums, why not plant an unexpected fall-star instead? Here some truly out-of-the-ordinary plants for upping your fall garden game in the…

  • Regional Picks: Unusual Autumn Stars - Southern Plains

    If you’re sick of the same old asters and mums, why not plant an unexpected fall-star instead? Here some truly out-of-the-ordinary plants for upping your fall garden game in the…

  • Regional Picks: Unusual Autumn Stars - Northern Plains

    If you’re sick of the same old asters and mums, why not plant an unexpected fall-star instead? Here some truly out-of-the-ordinary plants for upping your fall garden game in the…

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