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    It Is Easy Being Green

    I'm Ruth Kenworthy Ecker of Wellesley, Massachusetts. I am a member of a local garden club and serve on the board of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. Though I…

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    Appreciating Details and the Big Picture

    Today we’re visiting Domenia Barbuto’s garden. Thanks very much for the wonderful photos that gardeners have contributed. I look forward to seeing them every day and plan to incorporate some…

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    Listen to Your Garden

    Today’s photos come from Marilyn Brackney. She has a wonderful garden and a beautiful, musical way of describing her plants. She’s been gardening about 20 years. Her Indiana garden has…

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    Made for Shade

    Today’s photos come from Karen Holmen: I am a long-time gardener in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. What started as a small backyard garden has grown over many years to a…

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    A Gentle Approach to Planting on a Slope

    When creating a new garden design, I first analyze existing elements, deciding what works, what doesn’t, and why. Architectural and hardscaping elements are a good place to begin. When my…

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    12 Brilliant Astilbes

    Astilbe, translated from Greek, means “without brilliance.” Maybe the wild astilbes that earned this dismissive genus name were drab, but today’s cultivars offer bright flowers, great foliage, and steadfast performance…

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    Regional Picks: Bold Plants for Shade—Midwest

    Finding plants that flourish in the shade isn't the challenge. Anyone can find a flock of ferns or a herd of hostas to turn their shade garden into a green…

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    A Woodland Garden Design

    In 1989, after 13 years of marriage, my husband, Bud, and I ventured back to my hometown with our family of four. A beautiful piece of property awaited us: a…

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    The Best Plants, Only Better

    The gold standards—when it comes to plants—are a handful of varieties that have proven their worth over many years. Their names, like Rozanne geranium, are almost as familiar as the…

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    Regional Picks: Tough Ground Covers – Northeast

    1. ‘Sprite’ Astilbe Name: Astilbe ‘Sprite’ USDA hardiness zones: 4 to 8 Size: Up to 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to full shade; moist, humus-rich…