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    Plants That the Herbivores Will Avoid in the Midwest

    Fionuala Campion says in her article, Dazzling Deer-Resistant Perennials, "Though very graceful and delightful to behold in their native habitat, deer are a voracious force to reckon with in many…

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    Rob’s Indiana Garden

    Hello! I am Rob Chambon. I have been gardening since the fall after my dad passed in 2001. My first place to garden was at Pine Bluffs, a heavily wooded…

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    Inspired Plant Combinations

    We’ve visited Syd Carpenter’s beautiful Philadelphia garden several times, and I’m always happy to go back and be inspired by her sharp sense of design and beautiful plant combinations. Here,…

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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…

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    Regional Picks: Water-Wise Plants – Mid-Atlantic

    Mid-Atlantic   1. Glossy Abelia   Name: Abelia × grandiflora Usda Hardiness Zone: 6 to 10 Size: Up to 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

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    Regional Picks : Water-Wise Plants – Northeast

    Northeast   1. ‘Millenium’ Ornamental Onion   Name: Allium × ‘Millenium’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 12 to 18 inches tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil ‘Millenium’ is good-looking and…

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    Regional Picks: Deer-Resistant Plants – Midwest

    While most gardening pests and problems vary greatly depending on region, there is one dilemma that just about all of us have to contend with—deer. There are populations of deer…

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    Regional Picks: Bold Plants for Shade – Northwest

    Finding plants that flourish in the shade isn't the challenge. Anyone can find a flock of ferns or a herd of hostas to turn their shade garden into a green…

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    Tough-as-Nails Perennials

    I find it hard to leave any nursery without at least a few new purchases. I am often enthralled by some hot new perennial with a flashy tag that is…

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    Regional Picks: Plant This With That—Northeast

    1. Golden winter hazel Name: Corylopsis spicata ‘Aurea’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 5–8 Size: 6 feet tall and up to 8 feet wide; slower growing than the species Conditions: Bright shade…