Asterids

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    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…

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    Regional Picks: Plants That Glow – Mid-Atlantic

    Mid-Atlantic   1. ‘Jack Frost’ Brunnera   Name: Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: 12 to 18 inches tall and wide Conditions: Partial shade; moist,…

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    Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants – Southern Plains

    Find foundation-friendly plants for the Southern Plains below, and read the article by Nick McCullough for even more ideas: “The most critical aspect of your foundation beds is selecting plants…

  • Article

    Garden Design Basics: Use Two Colors Plus Green

    In a world full of glorious color, why limit oneself to just two when designing containers? Because limitations can be . . . liberating. Color is so seductive that it…

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    Article

    How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath

    When it comes to crafts, I’m pretty much a lost cause. Maybe that’s a bit overstated. I can knit, sort of—as long as all you want for Christmas is a…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Learn the Basics of Growing Basil

    There’s a reason that even those who don’t have a vegetable garden still try to grow basil: because it’s delicious and almost as versatile in the landscape as it is…

  • Article

    Easy-to-Grow Sweet Peppers

    Growing sweet peppers at home is easy, fun, and rewarding. Besides the ever-popular bell peppers that ripen from green to red, there are bells of different sizes and colors and…

  • Article

    What the Chef Grows

    Most people wouldn’t argue that I know my way around a kitchen. What many don’t know, though, is that I know my way around a garden, too. I learned how…

  • Article

    The Best New Plants for 2016

    Every gardener loves to see what the new plants are each year, and this time around, there seems to be a little something for all of us. Some are updates…

  • How-To

    Buried Treasure: Lesser-Known Root Vegetables

    It’s easy to appreciate the fruits of our labor when they’re displayed so enticingly above­ground: chains of sun-warmed cherry tomatoes; clusters of tender snap beans in gold, green, or purple;…