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Fine Gardening – Issue 179

  • Choosing and Planting a Conifer

    A conifer can be a substantial garden purchase, so think ahead and be strategic when choosing and planting one. Here are some things to consider: Conifers are a long-term investment.…

  • Winter Interest Worth Waiting For

    You have to plan ahead for winter interest. The downside of that is, you have to put in the effort first and hope for a payoff. The upside is that…

  • Designing in Layers

    What do the best gardens all have in common? A focal point—yes. Great plant variety—yes. But more often than not, you’ll notice that a truly beautiful landscape also has distinctive…

  • An Inspiring Design For Continuous Color

    Here at the Singing Tree Gardens Nursery, we hear the same comment throughout the year: “Your gardens are so interesting and colorful!” How could any other compliment be more rewarding…

  • Top 20 Tools

    I can’t remember how many trowels I’ve owned/broken over the years. I have an unmatched ability to shorten the life of any gardening implement used for digging. In my defense,…

  • Bold, Shade-Loving Rodgersias

    ❋ Plant-Trial Results ❋   Some plants need time to grow on you, while others take hold from the start—the draw might be flower color, foliar texture, or something intrinsic.…

  • Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It - Southern California

    1. ‘Blush’ Leucadendron Name: Leucadendron salignum ‘Blush’ Zones: 9-11 Size: 3 to 5 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil I am a leucadendron fanatic, and ‘Blush’ is…

  • Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It - Southern Plains

    1. Blue Puffball™ Chaste Tree   Name: Vitex angus-castus ‘PIIVAC-I’ Zones:6-9 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; average to dry soil Finally, a chaste tree…

  • Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It - Midwest

    1. Ivory Prince Hellebore   Name: Helleborus ‘Walhelivor’ Zones: 4-8 Size: 12 to 15 inches tall and wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, well-drained soil Hellebores, a staple of…

  • Plant It and Forget It

    As a garden designer and nurserywoman, I am always scouting for uncommon plants that have a long season of interest and are not fussy to care for. I like plants…

  • Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It - Northeast

    1. ‘Blue Ice’ Blue Star   Name: Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Blue Ice’ Zones: 4-9 Size: 16 inches tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil…

  • Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It - Southeast

    1. ‘Pink Frost’ Japanese Joe-Pye Weed   Name: Eupatorium fortunei ‘Pink Frost’ Zones: 4-8 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

  • Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It - Northwest

    1. Creeping Oregon Grape Name: Mahonia repens Zones: 5-9 Size: 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide Conditions:Full sun to full shade; well-drained soil When it comes to natives, Oregon…

  • Top Garden Tools

    Our experts share some of their favorite garden tools, ones that no shed should be without

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