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Fine Gardening – Issue 189

    Articles

  • Contemporary Cool: A Lush Modern Garden Design

    One of the first times I met Ahna and Ryan, the homeowners of a property in Seattle I’d just been asked to landscape, I knew they were a creative, industrious,…

  • succulents in containers

    Succulents Indoors: As Easy As You Might Think?

    You want to bring your succulents indoors, and who can blame you? Succulents are refreshingly offbeat, bordering on freaky in their physical appearance. Envision the botan­ical version of a rhinoceros,…

  • alternative hedge ideas

    Beyond the Green Wall: Naturalistic Hedge Ideas

    Whether you live in town or the country, privacy in and around your home can be an essential part of comfort, peace, and well-being. As gardeners, we naturally look to…

  • Texas Sage

    Regional Picks: Late Season Wonders – Southwest

    1. Texas Olive Name: Cordia boissieri Zones: 9–11 Size: 10 to 15 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; well-drained soil Native range: Texas and Mexico Texas…

  • Regional Picks: Late Season Wonders – Mountain West

    1. Azure Blue Sage Name: Salvia azurea Zones: 4–9 Size: 3 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil Native Range: Southeastern United…

  • Regional Picks: Late Season Wonders – Midwest

    1. ‘September Charm’ Japanese Anemone Name: Anemone × hybrida ‘September Charm’ Zones: 4–8 Size: 2 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial…

  • Regional Picks: Late Season Wonders – Northeast

    1. ‘Bolero’ Garden Mum Name: Chrysanthemum ‘Bolero’ Zones: 5–9 Size: 2 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; average, well-drained soil Native Range: China, Japan, and Korea…

  • Flirt™ Heavenly Bamboo

    Regional Picks: Late Season Wonders – Southern Plains

    1. Turk's Cap Name: Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii Zones: 7–11 Size: 4 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil Native range: Southeastern United States,…

  • ‘Flying Dragon’ Hardy Orange

    Regional Picks: Late Season Wonders – Southeast

    1. ‘Winter Sun’ Mahonia Name: Mahonia × media ‘Winter Sun’ Zones: 7–9 Size: 3 to 7 feet tall and 2 to 5 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

  • raised bed with pine wood

    More Raised Bed Design Ideas

    In A Stylish Rasied Bed Almost Anyone Can Build, Kerry Shay teaches us the ins and outs to building your own raised bed from scratch. Below, Kerry covers some alterations…

  • Problem-Solving Ground Covers

    In almost every garden there are spaces that cry out for a simple palette of plants to create a soothing scene. Perhaps it’s on the edge of the driveway, at…

  • big leaf hydrangea with pink, purple, and blue flowers

    Hydrangea Myths Dispelled

    Here are some common myths surrounding hydrangeas as well as the truths that will shine some light on what to do if you’re faced with these circumstances. See our picks…

  • A Stylish Raised Bed Almost Anyone Can Build

    By now, we all know the perks of raised beds. They are an aesthetically pleasing way to grow edibles and cut flowers. Because they are essentially large containers, you can…

  • hydrangea design with container

    Designing with Hydrangeas

    With so many different forms and habits, hydrangeas are one of the most versatile shrubs to work into a landscape. They can be used in various circumstances either as the…

  • Persicaria-affinis-Himalayan-Border-Jewel_MG

    Is Plant Passion a Problem? | Letter from the Editor

    I’m not saying I have an obsession with ground covers, but I am certainly very passionate about them. Of course, it is someone else’s fault, the guilty parties in this…

  • Taming a High-Impact Design

    The back patio is the heart of our two-acre garden in Indianapolis. Convenient to the house, it is a favorite spot for dining and relaxing, and it is a central…

  • High-Impact Plants That Are Cold Hardy

    In Taming a High-Impact Design, James Kincannon, a horticulturist out of Indianapolis, discusses how to marry dramatic structural plants with annuals and perennials to create a high-impact design that isn't…

  • Taming a High Impact Design Planting Plan

    See plant IDs from Taming a High Impact Design, from Issue #189 of Fine Gardening Magazine. I have been a horticulturist long enough (and have made enough mistakes) that I…

    Edible Gardening

  • It's Easy to Grow Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas, Zones 10–12) are fun and very easy to grow as long as you have enough space for their vigorous vines. At season’s end, the plants will…

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