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    Going Gracefully Into Winter

    I’ll admit it: Sometimes I’m so worn out by the end of summer, with all the watering and weeding, that I really just give up on my garden. But by…

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    Plant Varieties to Try, Plant Varieties to Lose

    With the wide variety of plants at our fingertips, we should be experimenting with new plants all the time. But we often default to the same familiar cultivars, which is…

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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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    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: Deer-Resistant Plants – Northwest

    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: Unusual Autumn Stars – Southeast

    If you’re sick of the same old asters and mums, why not plant an unexpected fall-star instead? Here some truly out-of-the-ordinary plants for upping your fall garden game in the…

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    Regional Picks: Plant This With That – Northwest

      1. ‘Blue Diamond’ hellebore Name: Helleborus ‘Blue Diamond’   USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9 Size: 1 to 2 feet tall and wide Conditions: Partial shade; rich, moist soil…

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    Top 10 Large-Leaved Perennials

    Whether you set out to design a garden with large-leaved perennials or you happen upon one or more in the nursery that you just cannot resist, adding an architectural giant…

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    Regional Picks: Plants for Dry Shade – South

    ‘Spek-tacular’ cast-iron plant Name: Aspidistra elatior ‘Spek-tacular’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 to 11 Size: Up to 30 inches tall and wide Conditions: Light to full shade; moist, well-drained soil, rich…

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    Regional Picks: Alternatives to Troublesome Plants – Northern Plains

    Troublesome Plant - Ornamental cherries (Prunus spp. and cvs.)     1. Coralburst® Crabapple Name: Malus ‘Coralcole’ USDA hardiness zones: 3 to 9 Size: 12 feet tall and 10 feet wide…