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Fine Gardening – Issue 174

  • How to Make a Small Garden Look Larger: Creating an Illusion of Space

    Land is somewhat hard to come by in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. When a real estate listing mentions “land,” it sometimes just means enough space to squeeze between yours and your…

  • Beautiful Tulip Varities You Should Grow

    Bulbs are always an afterthought in my garden. I really don’t have any excuse for this, other than by the time fall rolls around and it’s time to plant those…

  • How to Easily Grow Peas

    Peas are the star of the cool-season vegetable garden. Unfortunately, many gardeners grow them simply because they’re one of the earliest vegetables that can be sown into the soil, not…

  • Caring for Plant Roots: What You Need to Know

    Roots are often overlooked by gardeners but deserve to get more attention. Of course, they are usually underground and out of sight, so it’s somewhat understandable why they are largely…

  • Plant This, Not That

    With the wide variety of plants at our fingertips, we should be experimenting with new plants all the time. But we often default to the same familiar cultivars, which is…

  • Have You Heard of Mini Head Lettuces?

    There’s a lot to love about mini head lettuces, which are tender young greens harvested when they are about 6 inches tall and wide. Gardeners and farmers appreciate that this…

  • Garden Design Basics: Use Two Colors Plus Green

    In a world full of glorious color, why limit oneself to just two when designing containers? Because limitations can be . . . liberating. Color is so seductive that it…

  • Regional Picks: Best New Finds - Mid-Atlantic

    1. ‘Morris Berd’ Smooth Phlox Name: Phlox glaberrima ‘Morris Berd’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: 2 feet tall and 12 to 18 inches wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist…

  • Regional Picks: Best New Finds - Northwest

    1. Tracy’s Maidenhair Fern Name: Adiantum × tracyi Usda Hardiness Zones:7 to 9 Size:12 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide Conditions:Partial shade; rich, well-drained soil with occasional watering…

  • Regional Picks: Best New Finds - Southern Plains

    1. Cinnamon Girl™ Distylium Name: Distylium ‘PIIDIST-V’ Usda Hardiness Zones:7 to 9 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide Conditions:Full sun to partial shade; well-drained soil The…

  • Regional Picks: Best New Finds - Northeast

    1. Carolina Sweetheart™ Eastern Redbud Name: Cercis canadensis ‘NCCC1’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Sizes: 20 to 25 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained…

  • Regional Picks: Best New Finds - South

    1. Red Yucca Name: Hesperaloe parviflora Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 10 Size: 3 to 5 feet tall; 2 to 4 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade This plant is…

  • Regional Picks: Best New Finds - Midwest

    1. Sunny Knock Out® Rose Name: Rosa ‘Radsunny’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained, fertile soil This…

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