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Fine Gardening – Issue 170

  • 10 Water-wise Plants

    Droughts and water shortages have grabbed headlines in recent years, reminding gardeners everywhere that we need to find ways to make our landscapes less dependent on supplemental water. Even in…

  • 8 Plants with Long Growing Seasons

    It’s easy to see why spring reigns supreme in the garden. What’s not to love about the saccharine effusion of lilacs (Syringa spp. and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 3–8), irises…

  • Water-Wise Plants

    Droughts and water shortages have grabbed headlines in recent years, reminding gardeners everywhere that we need to find ways to make our landscapes less dependent on supplemental water. Even in…

  • Regional Picks: Water-Wise Plants - Mid-Atlantic

    Mid-Atlantic   1. Glossy Abelia   Name: Abelia × grandiflora Usda Hardiness Zone: 6 to 10 Size: Up to 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

  • Regional Picks: Water-Wise Plants – Southern Plains

    Southern Plains   1. ‘Blonde Ambition’ Blue Grama Grass   Name: Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9 Size: 3 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; tolerates…

  • Regional Picks : Water-Wise Plants - Midwest

    Midwest   1. Rosy Sedge   Name: Carex rosea Usda Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: 12 to 14 inches tall and wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, well-drained soil Don’t let…

  • Regional Picks : Water-Wise Plants – Northwest

      1. Divided Soft Shield Fern   Name: Polystichum setiferum Divisilobum Group Usda Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Size: 15 to 18 inches tall and 24 to 30 inches wide Conditions: Partial…

  • Regional Picks : Water-Wise Plants - Northeast

    Northeast   1. ‘Millenium’ Ornamental Onion   Name: Allium × ‘Millenium’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 12 to 18 inches tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil ‘Millenium’ is good-looking and…

  • Regional Picks : Water-Wise Plants - South

      1. ‘Big Blue’ Sea Holly   Name: Eryngium × zabelii ‘Big Blue’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9 Size: 18 to 24 inches tall and wide Conditions: Full sun;…

  • Regional Picks: Water-Wise Plants - Southern California

    Southern California   1. Deer Grass   Name: Muhlenbergia rigens Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 11 Size: 3 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; tolerates a wide…

  • How to Design a Pest Proof Vegetable Garden

    When my husband, Andy, and I moved to our new home in rural Washington, we knew we wanted a large vegetable garden. However, with our new idyllic location came a…

  • 8 Outstanding New Veggies 2016

    Wouldn’t it be great to have gardening friends who would grow all of those tempting new vegetable varieties you read about in catalogs, and tell you which were most worthy…

  • Landscaping with Low Growing Plants

    It seems like many planting designs are all about blocking things you’d rather not see: the street out front, the nosy neighbors, or the messy lot next door. After all,…

  • How to Turn Your Patio Into Garden Oasis

    The kitchen may be the heart of a home, but for most of us, the patio is the center of the backyard. Whether we use it as a place for…

  • Expert Container Designs: How to Combine Plants with Different Needs

    Container gardening opens the door to unlimited possibilities for creativity. All you have to do is let your imagination run wild and start playing with different combinations of plants. One…

  • Basil Varieties and Basics to Growing

    There’s a reason that even those who don’t have a vegetable garden still try to grow basil: because it’s delicious and almost as versatile in the landscape as it is…

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