• New England aster

    ‘Grape Crush’ New England Aster Is Long-Blooming and Has a Wonderful Mounding Form

    Sometimes plants are just like us gardeners and can’t wait to get going at the beginning of the season. Often our gardens trumpet forth in a symphony of color and…

  • Essential Plants for the Fall Garden

    Essential Plants for the Fall Garden

    Many plants have something to ­offer as the growing season winds down, but to truly take advantage of the best of fall, one should grow the three pillars of the…

  • Native plants for fall color

    Native Plants with Show-Stopping Autumn Color

    In Issue 181, we got to know some of the plants that grace Mt. Cuba Center’s hot, sunny South Garden during the spring and summer months (10 Great Natives for…

  • Article

    More Months From Kielian’s Garden

    Last Thursday we were treated to shots of Kielian's garden in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana over four months of the year, and today we’re getting more views from the…

  • Article

    Flowers from Clay

    My name is Beth O'Brien, and I live in a Zone 6b location in Fort Erie, Ontario. We purchased this new home five years ago, and the yard was a…

  • Design

    Nativar to Know: ‘October Skies’ Aromatic Aster

    The year was 2012, and I was wandering around Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners, Wisconsin (just south of Milwaukee) on a crisp, early October morning. We hadn’t had a…

  • Design

    Amazing Asters for a Late-Season Show

    There is no reason to stop gardening in fall. With an amazing selection of beautiful fall-blooming and fall-foliage plants and with the soil still warm, fall is a great time…

  • Design

    Another Year in a Wonderful Garden

    Today we’re visiting Adeline Kong’s garden. We’ve been there before, so if you enjoy these photos, be sure to check out previous posts beginning here. Greetings again from British Columbia.…

  • ‘Shenandoah’ Prairie Switchgrass

    Water-Wise Plants

    Droughts and water shortages have grabbed headlines in recent years, reminding gardeners everywhere that we need to find ways to make our landscapes less dependent on supplemental water. Even in…

  • 'Bluebird' smooth aster

    All About Asters

    From tall to small, splashy to subdued, these perennials are proven performers.