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Fine Gardening – Issue 187

    Articles

  • A Garden Design to Bring People Together

    When our well-established forested garden on California’s northern coast was flattened in 20 minutes by a powerful microburst, the first feelings my husband and I had were of loss, upheaval,…

  • Two Takes on a Courtyard Garden

    Some may say that the risks involved with designing a small space are far less than those associated with designing a big one. After all, if you mess up, you…

  • Master the Art of Transplanting

    One of the defining characteristics of plants is immobility: they don’t move. But try telling that to all the plants in my garden that have been relocated multiple times in…

  • Start with a Star - Container Design Tips

    Surrounding a dramatic “thriller” with the right supporting cast is a timehonored formula for container garden success. If you want to freshen up your potted displays, look for show-stoppers to…

  • The Best New Plants for 2019

    New plants. Has there ever been a more alluring pairing of words for gardeners? My answer is a hearty N-O. Like most gardeners with a pulse, the staff here at…

  • After the Storm: A Garden Recovery Story

    In “An Open Invitation” (web title: A Garden Design to Bring People Together), a feature in Fine Gardening issue 187, we explore Barbara Morrison and Ken Magnuson’s consistently colorful garden…

  • Bluestar: A native plant for the masses

    In the 1990s there was an electrifying buzz around Arkansas bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii) that rocketed it from a collector’s plant to a phenomenon in the gardening world. Its alluring blue…

  • Regional Picks: Underused Perennials—Southern California

    1. Fruity Germander Name: Teucrium cossonii (syn. T. majoricum) Zones: 8–11 Size: 4 to 6 inches tall and 2 to 3 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil Native Range:…

  • How to Care for Plants with Taproots

    Digging deeper with taproots There are two main types of roots—taproots and fibrous roots. A taproot is typically a long vertical, somewhat thickened root that is deeply anchored in the…

    Plant Suggestions

  • A Bellflower That Behaves | Plant Recommendation

    This white bellflower possesses a timeless style that defies improvement by the genetic meddling of modern hybridization. We acquired our original plant some 30 years ago from a gardener and…

    Edible Gardening

  • Edible Garden - Better Tomatoes

    When it comes to growing tomatoes, everyone wants to grow the first, the biggest, and the most. And while growing tomatoes isn’t that hard, numerous pitfalls and setbacks can beset…

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