Foliage Plants

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    10 Stunning Sedums for Dry, Sunny Areas of the Garden

    For many people, the mention of hardy sedums initially brings to mind classic Autumn Joy sedum (Sedum ‘Herbstfreude’, syn. S. ‘Autumn Joy’, Zones 3–9) with its soothing green, fleshy foliage…

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    6 Great Ornamental Grasses for Northern California

    The term "ornamental grass" is a handy way for us to identify an array of plants that have narrow, strappy, or bladelike leaves. This group includes not only the true…

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    The Secret Garden

    Jolene Wireback sent in today's photos, which are of her mother’s beautiful garden in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. My beautiful mother has done it again and has created the most whimsical retreat…

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    ‘Mojito’ Elephant’s Ear Has Fabulous Foliage

    While this elephant’s ear is by no means new, when you see it you can’t help but want to shout its praises from the rooftops. At least that’s how we…

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    GPOD on the Road: Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Cherry Ong is again taking us along to visit beautiful gardens, this time plantings in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario. One of the top reasons I love walking along Queen Street in…

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    Plants With Golden Foliage That Stand Up to the Summer Sun

    Go for the gold this summer with stunning golden foliage. All too often the intense sun and heat of summer on the Southern Plains causes yellow foliage to turn a…

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    Linda’s Subtropical Garden

    Today we’re headed to Florida to visit Linda Robert’s subtropical garden. My mom and I started working on what we call "the jungle garden" 17 years ago. It was just…

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    Colorful Sedums for the Mountain West

    While succulents have been all the rage in recent years as easy-care houseplants, I’ve been planting hardy varieties in my garden for years. Sedums (Sedum spp. and cvs., Zones 3–11)…

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    Helena’s Florida Paradise

    Hello, my name is Helena Mahoney. I am 87 years old and live in Vero Beach, Florida. I have been reading Fine Gardening ever since I became a certified Master…

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    What is a Shamrock and How do You Grow Them?

    Shamrocks (Oxalis spp. and cvs., Zones 3–11), also known as wood sorrels, are beloved annual and perennial plants known for their distinctive foliage that resembles clover (Trifolium spp.). Shamrock leaves…