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    Hardworking Hardscape

    If I had a gardening time machine, I would use it to return to the day I started my garden. Instead of going to the nursery and getting a trunkful…

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    Take the Vegetable Garden to New Heights

    The task was a bit overwhelming: Design and create an edible garden that was productive enough to supply produce for a restaurant, make sure it looked beautiful most of the…

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    Design

    Use Branches to Add Color to a Container

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

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    Heavenly Scents—Fragrant Plants and Flowers

    A few years ago, I was walking with a friend through a wonderful rose garden and pointed out one of my favorite varieties: the old-fashioned rose ‘Madame Ernest Calvat’, which…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    How to Grow Strawberries in Less Space

    How much space do you think it takes to grow strawberries? If you’re picturing tractor-tended farm rows or a big, weedy backyard patch, you might assume you don’t have room…

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    Guide to Growing Brunnera

    Good ol’ brunnera, with its cheery forget-me-not–like flowers, is experiencing a renaissance, of sorts—captivating gardeners in recent years with a bevy of new varieties that have incredibly colorful foliage. I…

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    Matrix Planting

    When designer Adam Woodruff was hired to create a landscape for a newly renovated home in Illinois, the existing site was mostly turf with a swimming pool surrounded by a…

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    What Is the Best Mulch? We Put Mulch Qualities to the Test

    Every gardener wants a gorgeous garden. Choosing the right plants for your site and using proper planting techniques are, of course, essential steps in establishing a successful landscape. Choosing the…

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    Pick a Color, Any Color

    Last spring, we challenged our readers to design a container that featured a single color. Whether you have a passion for purple, a yen for yellow, or an obsession for…

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    Grow Tomatoes Vertically to Enhance Your Harvest

    Tomatoes are delicious, abundant, and easy to love, but the plants on which they grow can be a challenge. Left to their own devices, tomato plants will sprawl over the…