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  • Design

    Container Garden Design: Three’s Company

    It’s easy to get carried away with container design, adding plants until the pot overflows. But simple designs can be stunning too, so the FG editors asked five designers to…

  • Design

    Break the Houseplant Rules

    I started collecting houseplants in 1979, right about the time I found James Underwood Crockett’s houseplant book, Crockett’s Indoor Garden, at a garage sale for 50 cents. I was a…

  • Design

    Giant Snapdragons!

    Today’s photos come from Peggy Rupert. Our garden is in Brookings, Oregon, on Pacific Coast. You can get a glimpse of the Pacific in the background of some of the…

  • Article

    Expert Container Designs: How to Combine Plants with Different Needs

    Container gardening opens the door to unlimited possibilities for creativity. All you have to do is let your imagination run wild and start playing with different combinations of plants. One…

  • Article

    8 Ways to Save Money at the Garden Center

    We’ve all been there—you head for the checkout counter at the nursery and you have a general ballpark number in mind—until the register tallies and you’re $40, $50, or $100…

  • Article

    Use Branches to Add Color to a Container

    At Chanticleer, a public garden near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, my main job as a horticulturist is to help create and maintain the innovative plantings that have made the garden famous. But…

  • Design

    3 Ways to Design With Containers

    Go from humdrum to eye-catching with these easily adaptable strategies

  • Article

    Container Designs Built to Last

    I started asking more from my container designs when my kids were still young. Three seasons of interest no longer seemed like enough return. I was tired of starting over…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Reader Recap: How Did Your Garden Grow?

    What were you happiest with in your garden during the 2012 season? Please share your most successful gardening tips, best plant recommendations and other good growing ideas.

  • Article

    Container Gardening on the Cheap

    It’s no secret that potted annuals and tropicals and Vietnamese ceramics are usually kinder on the eyes than on the wallet. But if you don’t feel like splurging this year,…

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