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Fine Gardening – Issue 168

  • How to Grow Beautiful, Bountiful Kale

    Kale’s popularity has taken off over the past decade, partly because it has been recognized by science as a “super food” but also because it is wonderfully delicious. It is…

  • Shady Planting Ideas

    Shade gardeners may not believe this, but they don’t have it so bad. Gardeners stuck with full sun covet the plants that can grow in low-light areas. They crave a…

  • Native Perennials to Start from Seed

    Growing native perennials from seed is easier than you might imagine. If you choose species that are adapted to your climate and growing conditions, it’s likely that you can start…

  • What the Chef Grows

    Most people wouldn’t argue that I know my way around a kitchen. What many don’t know, though, is that I know my way around a garden, too. I learned how…

  • The Best New Plants for 2016

    Every gardener loves to see what the new plants are each year, and this time around, there seems to be a little something for all of us. Some are updates…

  • Beautiful, Bountiful Kale

    Kale’s popularity has taken off over the past decade, partly because it has been recognized by science as a “super food” but also because it is wonderfully delicious. It is…

  • 8 Ways to Save Money at the Garden Center

    We’ve all been there—you head for the checkout counter at the nursery and you have a general ballpark number in mind—until the register tallies and you’re $40, $50, or $100…

  • Curve Appeal

    When Catherine Feldman first moved to her home in Shaker Heights, Ohio, the garden was essentially a blank slate. She dreamed of bringing the neglected landscape back to life and…

  • Regional Picks: Bold Plants for Shade - Northeast

    1. ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’ Ligularia Name: Ligularia dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; consistently…

  • Regional Picks: Bold Plants for Shade - South

    1. Hidden Ginger Name: Curcuma aurantiaca USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 to 10 Size: 1 to 2 feet tall, clump Conditions: Dappled or partial shade; consistently moist, well-drained soil The blooms…

  • Regional Picks: Bold Plants for Shade - Midwest

    1. 'Horatio' Goatsbeard Name: Aruncus ‘Horatio’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and wide Conditions: Partial shade; moist soil ‘Horatio’ goatsbeard is quite adaptable,…

  • Regional Picks: Bold Plants for Shade - Southern Plains

    1. Giant Leopard Plant Name: Farfugium japonicum ‘Giganteum’ (syn. Ligularia tussilaginea ‘Giganteum’) USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 to 10 Size: 20 inches tall and 3 feet wide Conditions: Partial to full…

  • Regional Picks: Bold Plants for Shade - Northern Plains

    1. ‘Othello’ Ligularia Name: Ligularia dentata ‘Othello’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 18 to 24 inches wide Conditions: Partial to full shade;…

  • Regional Picks: Bold Plants for Shade - Southwest

    1. Scarlet Hedgenettle Name: Stachys coccinea USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 10 Size: 14 to 16 inches tall and 15 to18 inches wide Conditions: Full to partial shade; grows well with…

  • Regional Picks: Bold Plants for Shade - Northwest

    1. Chinese Giant Lily Name: Cardiocrinum giganteum USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 to 9 Size: 2 feet tall with flower stems reaching up to 8 to 12 feet and 3 feet…

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