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    Spring-Blooming Roses for the South

    Spring-blooming roses put on a spectacular show early in the season, expending the same amount of energy in their single bloom period that other roses put into theirs over the…

  • American beautyberry
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    Shrubs with Spectacular Fall Fruit for the Mid-Atlantic

    As the hot, Mid-Atlantic summer winds down, gardeners look forward to the mild weather of fall for a well-needed break. This is a good time to reevaluate the garden with…

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    Easy-to-Grow Ferns for Northern California

    Ferns are among the most beautiful foliage plants you can grow. With lush, handsome, beautifully textured foliage, and fabulous forms and colors, ferns are useful in the shaded landscape in…

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    Resilient Trees for the Southwest

    Trees anchor our landscapes both in size and scale. Landscapes without trees seem barren; even desert environments need trees. Trees stand out in the arid high desert where I live.…

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    Native Grasses Shine in the Southern Plains

    In the Southern Plains, we live among the remnants of what were once vast prairies. The tallgrass prairies in the eastern Southern Plains give way to the short grasslands in…

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    Big Bluestems for Big Fall Color in the Midwest

    With the widest distribution of all native prairie grasses (native to most of North America, including the Midwest), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii, Zones 3–9) continues not only to maintain its…

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    Hardy Spring-Blooming Bulbs for Rocky Mountain Gardens

    In the Mountain West we are fortunate to have a wide variety of bulbs to choose from that require minimal care. Our cold winters mean we don’t need to refrigerate…

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    Put Public Garden Inspiration to Practical Use (Webinar)

    Public gardens are some of the best places to see high-impact, high-quality horticulture. Regional tradition, enthusiasm, and great gardening come together across every corner of North America in these wonderful…

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    Tour a Garden Where Annual and Tropical Plants Steal the Show

    Annual and tropical plants can add extraordinary colors and textures to any garden, especially from late summer through early autumn, when many perennials fizzle out. In Fine Gardening issue #177,…

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    GPOD on the Road: Butchart Rose Garden

    We’re back with what is going to be a semi-regular feature of taking the GPOD on the road to visit great public garden spaces. Today friend-of-the-GPOD Cherry Ong is taking…