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  • Design

    Get to Know Molinia—Trial Results

    Grasses are dynamic garden plants. Whether large or small, for structure, motion, sound, and even light, grasses are unparalleled in their effect, and their charm increases tenfold when massed. Molinia,…

  • Design

    A Garden in 40 Shades of Green

    Emmanuel Touhey sent us these photos of his garden in Burke, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. This is my first real American garden. Born and raised in Ireland, I moved…

  • Design

    Is It OK to Plant Miscanthus?

    Despite being categorized as invasive in 25 states, the District of Columbia, and Ontario, miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis and cvs., Zones 4–9) continues to be a popular nursery plant. Many still insist…

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    Pull a Design Together With Ground Covers

    The staff at your local garden center works hard to assemble eye-catching displays of colorful perennials, artfully arranged succulents, and architectural grasses. But the ground-cover section is likely an unremarkable,…

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    9 New and Unusual Grasses

    These less-than-common choices are worth seeking out

  • Design

    Designing With Grasses

    Their presence allows them to be used like shrubs

  • How-To

    Improving Clay Soils

    Dump on the organic matter, work it in over time, then leave well enough alone

  • Article

    Stand Out Without Sticking Out

    It’s different, but it still fits in. When driving by this front yard in Knoxville, Tennessee, it’s obvious that a gardener lives inside. But when creating the space, the owner…