colorful fall foliage

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    Celebrating a Favorite Mum

    My name is Maria Clemente, and I live in northern New Jersey. Working in the garden design industry for over 20 years has inspired me to create several garden areas…

  • Four varieties of coreopsis
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    Coreopsis You Can Count On!

    A while back—27 years, to be exact—the Chicago Botanic Garden created a garden solely to compare perennials, and coreopsis was one of the inaugural trials. We tested mostly seed-grown cultivars of…

  • Disanthus
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    Unexpected Fall Color

    After months of bitter cold temperatures, snow, freezing rain, and every other miserable element nature throws at us, gardeners are eager to visit their favorite garden centers and nurseries. There…

  • Design

    8 Plants With Long Growing Seasons

    It’s easy to see why spring reigns supreme in the garden. What’s not to love about the saccharine effusion of lilacs (Syringa spp. and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 3–8), irises…

  • ‘Axminster Gold’ Comfrey 
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    Trade in Your Troublesome Plants

    If you’ve ever grown plants, odds are that you’ve tried a plant that you couldn’t (or shouldn’t) grow for some reason. Did your grandma grow lilacs on her farm in…

  • Prunus nigra 'Princess Kay'
    Design

    A Parade of Spring-Flowering Trees

    These North American natives put on a spectacular show