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    Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It – Northeast

    1. ‘Blue Ice’ Blue Star   Name: Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Blue Ice’ Zones: 4-9 Size: 16 inches tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil…

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    Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It – Southeast

    1. ‘Pink Frost’ Japanese Joe-Pye Weed   Name: Eupatorium fortunei ‘Pink Frost’ Zones: 4-8 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

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    Conifers for Gardens in the Northeast

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

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    Conifers for Any Size Landscape

    Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors, textures and habits all year long. While conifers are sometimes relegated to the rear or boundary…

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    Regional Picks: Grass Companions – Southern Plains

        1. ‘Red Midget’ Mexican Hat Name: Ratibida columnifera ‘Red Midget’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: 18 to 36 inches tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; dry…

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    Garden Design Ideas: Color and Form

    Normally, the best way to add balance to a design with a lot of small leaves and fine texture is to add big, bold, textured leaves. But Deborah Ellman’s garden…

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    Regional Picks: Best Natives – Northeast

    Incorporating native plants into your landscape design is an easy way to help support your local wildlife. Native plants support native insects. If we keep our native insect populations healthy…

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    How to Break Up the Sea of Green in the Garden

    Janice Becker’s garden in Deerfield, Illinois, is an island of horticultural diversity in a neighborhood ruled by turf grass, mature trees, and occasional ground covers. She has created a plant…

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    Regional Picks: Plant Wish List – Midwest

        1. Rhizoma Corydalis Name: Corydalis turtschaninovii Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 6 to 8 inches tall and wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, well-drained soil…

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    Regional Picks: Fast-Filling Plants – Northwest

    1. ‘Cosmopolitan’ Miscanthus Name: Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus ‘Cosmopolitan’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 4 feet wide and 7 feet tall Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; rich, moist…