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Fine Gardening – Issue 176

  • How do I keep from being part of the problem?

    Gardeners are concerned not only with how to adapt their gardening tactics to mitigate the effects of climate change, but also with what they can do to reduce their carbon…

  • Gardening in a Changing Climate

    The topic of climate change has come to permeate all facets of our lives. From the evening news to social media, discussions of carbon footprint and global warming are never…

  • Regional Picks: Plants That Glow - South

    South   1. ‘Duet’ Beautyberry   Name: Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Duet’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 4 to 6 feet tall and 5 to 7 feet wide Conditions: Full…

  • Keep your Veggie Garden Going

    Most gardeners are used to growing or buying spring seedlings to establish their vegetable gardens. But what happens when spring is over and early crops have been harvested? After the…

  • Hibiscus

    Few perennials are as flamboyant as hibiscus. Their flowers can be up to 10 inches wide or larger, which is inconceivable for something that’s not tropical. Hibiscuses have been in gardens…

  • Surprising Plants for Shade

    I recently designed my third shade garden on as many properties. As my fascination with shade plants grows, I continually look for more variety beyond the plants commonly available in…

  • Garden Design that Looks Great After Hours

    After a busy day, you need rejuvenation. You want the renewal that comes from putting aside work, to-do lists, and digital devices. You need to pause before rushing into dinner…

  • Garden Design Ideas: Color and Form

    Normally, the best way to add balance to a design with a lot of small leaves and fine texture is to add big, bold, textured leaves. But Deborah Ellman’s garden…

  • How to Make More Space in the Garden

    At the time, buying a house seemed like such a grown-up thing. But the allure of having a garden was too powerful to ignore. So after years of renting places…

  • Regional Picks: Plants That Glow - Northwest

    Northwest   1. Silver Mullein   Name: Verbascum bombyciferum Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 3- to 4-foot-wide mounding rosettes with flower spikes to 6 feet tall Conditions: Plant…

  • Regional Picks: Plants That Glow - Midwest

    Midwest   1. ‘Molly Fordham’ Rhododendron   Name: Rhododendron ‘Molly Fordham’ Zones: 5 to 7 Size: 4 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade; well-drained, acidic…

  • Regional Picks: Plants That Glow - Southern Plains

    Southern Plains   1. Dolce® ‘Silver Gumdrops’ Heuchera   Name: Heuchera ‘Silver Gumdrops’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9 Size: 6 to 8 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches…

  • Regional Picks: Plants That Glow - Mid-Atlantic

    Mid-Atlantic   1. ‘Jack Frost’ Brunnera   Name: Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: 12 to 18 inches tall and wide Conditions: Partial shade; moist,…

  • Regional Picks: Plants That Glow - Northeast

    Northeast   1. ‘Autumn Moon’ Full Moon Maple   Name: Acer shirasawanum ‘Autumn Moon’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 8 to 15 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full…

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