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…

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    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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    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…

  • Expert Container Designs: How to Combine Plants with Different Needs
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    Expert Container Designs: How to Combine Plants with Different Needs

    Container gardening opens the door to unlimited possibilities for creativity. All you have to do is let your imagination run wild and start playing with different combinations of plants. One…

  • 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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…