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    Designing in Layers

    What do the best gardens all have in common? A focal point—yes. Great plant variety—yes. But more often than not, you’ll notice that a truly beautiful landscape also has distinctive…

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    Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It – Northeast

    1. ‘Blue Ice’ Blue Star   Name: Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Blue Ice’ Zones: 4-9 Size: 16 inches tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil…

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    Regional Picks: Plants That Glow – Midwest

    Midwest   1. ‘Molly Fordham’ Rhododendron   Name: Rhododendron ‘Molly Fordham’ Zones: 5 to 7 Size: 4 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade; well-drained, acidic…

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    Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants – Midwest

    Find foundation-friendly plants for the Midwest below, and read the article by Nick McCullough for even more ideas: “The most critical aspect of your foundation beds is selecting plants that…

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    Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants – Southern Plains

    Find foundation-friendly plants for the Southern Plains below, and read the article by Nick McCullough for even more ideas: “The most critical aspect of your foundation beds is selecting plants…

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    Regional Picks: Best New Finds – Northeast

    1. Carolina Sweetheart™ Eastern Redbud Name: Cercis canadensis ‘NCCC1’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Sizes: 20 to 25 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained…

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    How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath

    When it comes to crafts, I’m pretty much a lost cause. Maybe that’s a bit overstated. I can knit, sort of—as long as all you want for Christmas is a…

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    How to Break Up the Sea of Green in the Garden

    Janice Becker’s garden in Deerfield, Illinois, is an island of horticultural diversity in a neighborhood ruled by turf grass, mature trees, and occasional ground covers. She has created a plant…

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    Regional Picks: Plant Wish List – Mountain West

    Mountain West   1. Clear Creek® Yellowhorn   Name: Xanthoceras sorbifolium ‘Psgan’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 18 to 22 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide…

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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…