Berberis thunbergii

  • Article

    Kevin’s Garden Prepares for Winter

    I am Kevin Kelly, and I garden on a suburban property of a third of an acre in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b). Autumn was slow to arrive and is slow…

  • Design

    Designing a Garden in Layers

    What do the best gardens all have in common? A focal point—yes. Great plant variety—yes. But more often than not, you’ll notice that a truly beautiful landscape also has distinctive…

  • Article

    Get Long-Lasting Good Looks with Less Work

    I have a large garden on a horse ranch in Petaluma, California, and when I arrived here 16 years ago, the landscape consisted of acres of reclaimed pasture festooned with…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Plant This, Not That – Southeast

    Overused: Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii* cvs.) Photo: Michelle Gervais 1. Purple Pixie® Chinese Fringe Flower Name: Loropetalum chinense ‘Peack’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 to 10 Size: 2 feet tall and…

  • Spring Combos

    Spring Plant Combinations for Seasonal Interest

    If you’re bored with the time between fading spring ephemerals and blooming summer beds, you’re missing out on an exceptionally beautiful period in the garden. The waking landscape offers rare…