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  • 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,…

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    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…

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    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 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…

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    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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Best New Hydrangeas

    It was hard to categorize this hydrangea as noteworthy for its foliage or for its flowers because it is really the combination of its black stems and pastel pink blooms…

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    More Raised Bed Design Ideas

    In A Stylish Raised Bed Almost Anyone Can Build, Kerry Shay shares the ins and outs of building your own raised bed from scratch. Below, Kerry covers some alterations you…

  • Regional Picks: Fantastic Fall Interest – Midwest

    Everyone enjoys spring gardens, with the fresh foliage and colorful flowers that lift our spirits after a long, dull winter. And summer gardens are glorious, of course, with an abundance…

  • Regional Picks: Fantastic Fall Interest – Mountain West

    Everyone enjoys spring gardens, with the fresh foliage and colorful flowers that lift our spirits after a long, dull winter. And summer gardens are glorious, of course, with an abundance…

  • Regional Picks: Fantastic Fall Interest – Northeast

    Everyone enjoys spring gardens, with the fresh foliage and colorful flowers that lift our spirits after a long, dull winter. And summer gardens are glorious, of course, with an abundance…

  • Regional Picks: Fantastic Fall Interest – Northwest

    Everyone enjoys spring gardens, with the fresh foliage and colorful flowers that lift our spirits after a long, dull winter. And summer gardens are glorious, of course, with an abundance…

  • ‘Flying Dragon’ Hardy Orange

    Regional Picks: Fantastic Fall Interest – Southeast

    Everyone enjoys spring gardens, with the fresh foliage and colorful flowers that lift our spirits after a long, dull winter. And summer gardens are glorious, of course, with an abundance…

  • Texas Sage

    Regional Picks: Fantastic Fall Interest – Southwest

    Everyone enjoys spring gardens, with the fresh foliage and colorful flowers that lift our spirits after a long, dull winter. And summer gardens are glorious, of course, with an abundance…

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    Regional Picks: Fantastic Fall Interest – Southern Plains

    Everyone enjoys spring gardens, with the fresh foliage and colorful flowers that lift our spirits after a long, dull winter. And summer gardens are glorious, of course, with an abundance…

  • 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…

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    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…

  • 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…

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