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Fine Gardening – Issue 175

  • Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants - Midwest

    1.‘Tina’ Crabapple   Name: Malus sargentii ‘Tina’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 5 feet tall and 7 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil Multiseason interest, petite size, and variability…

  • Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants - Northeast

    1. ‘Lemon Dream’ Rhododendron   Name: Rhododendron ‘Lemon Dream’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide Conditions: Bright shade or morning sun; moist,…

  • Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants - Northwest

    1. ‘Dwarf Bright Gold’ Japanese Yew   Name: Taxus cuspidata ‘Dwarf Bright Gold’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7 Size:5 to 6 feet tall and 6 to 7 feet wide…

  • Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants - Southern Plains

    1. Little Quick Fire® Panicle Hydrangea   Name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMHPLQF’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 Size: 3 to 5 feet tall and wide Conditions: Part shade to full…

  • It’s About Time

    Most gardeners come to a point in their lives when they have to ask themselves if they can still keep up with Mother Nature. Not only does age make it…

  • A Gentle Approach to Planting on a Slope

    When creating a new garden design, I first analyze existing elements, deciding what works, what doesn’t, and why. Architectural and hardscaping elements are a good place to begin. When my…

  • Foundation - Friendly Plants

    Designing the plantings immediately surrounding your home is a tricky task for many gardeners. These plants are frequently viewed up close and personal by visitors and the UPS guy, so…

  • Veggie Garden Design Ideas: Make Your Vegetable Garden Beautiful

    Whether you grow just a few tomatoes or a yard full of vegetables, edibles can be a beautiful part of your landscape. For design inspiration, I visited two great vegetable…

  • The Best New Plants for 2017

    New plants can be dangerous to your health. I know I can’t be the only one whose pulse quickens, face flushes, and pupils dilate whenever I see a “new plants”…

  • Why Aren’t You Growing More Baptisias?

    Years ago, I decided to plant a baptisia in my small garden. I was willing to give up precious space to such a large plant in expectation of the vibrant…

  • The Latest, Greatest Tomatoes

    In the last 10 years, tomatoes have undergone a renaissance of sorts. The number of new varieties filling the pages of seed catalogs is mind-boggling, even for a tomato breeder…

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