Colorful Foliage

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    Compact Shrubs with Colorful Foliage for the Southeast

    Winter is a great time to look outside and evaluate the structure of your landscape. It can be easier during this time of year to tell if you need a…

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    Sue’s Favorite Foliage Plants

    Hi from Sue Webel in North Canton, Conneticut (Zone 6a). Recently you asked for us to share some of our favorite foliage plants. Creating interesting foliage vignettes has always been…

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    9 Foliage Plants You Can’t Live Without

    When you rely on foliage over flowers, a plant rarely experiences a “down period.” The following are all plants that play an important role in my garden’s composition. See how…

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    Expert-Tested New Heucheras That Are Better Than the Classics

    Who remembers when ‘Palace Purple’ was one of the hottest perennials in the market? It was the heuchera I planted in my new garden 30 years ago. I liked its…

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    Nicki’s Foliage Favorites

    Today’s photos are from Nicki Snoblin in Lake Bluff, Illinois. We’ve visited their garden before (Nicki's New Garden Project and Fall in Nicki's Garden ) and today Nicki is sharing…

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    Gail’s Garden in North Carolina

    Today we’re visiting Gail Bromer’s beautiful garden at the top of the continental divide in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina: For much of the year foliage takes…

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    Joe’s Exuberant Buffalo Garden

    Today we’re in Buffalo, New York, visiting with Joe Hopkins. We’ve visited with Joe before (Color-Blind Plant Combinations). He gardens on a small, urban lot and is partially color blind,…

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    Colorful Conifers for Year-Round Interest

    Winter in the Northeast can leave one craving color. While cold, snowy days may tend to keep some of us gardeners indoors focused more on ordering seeds and plants than…

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    Fall in John’s Garden

    My name is John Markowski. I garden in Zone 6B, in rural New Jersey, where I'm surrounded by deer and the soil is wet clay 24/7. Because of that, I…

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    Plant These Trees for the Best Fall Color

    Having grown up in New England, and living there now, I consider myself pretty spoiled in fall. After all, tourists literally flock to my section of North America every autumn…