Hardiness zone

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    Garden Design Ideas: Color and Form

    Normally, the best way to add balance to a design with a lot of small leaves and fine texture is to add big, bold, textured leaves. But Deborah Ellman’s garden…

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    Garden Design Basics: Use Two Colors Plus Green

    In a world full of glorious color, why limit oneself to just two when designing containers? Because limitations can be . . . liberating. Color is so seductive that it…

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    End the Season with Style

    It happens every year. When summer’s heat and humidity ease up and I can think about getting back into the garden, I realize that I haven’t done enough to take…

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    Drought-Tolerant Containers

    Plants in containers will always be at a disadvantage when it comes to water. Without the insulating earth to protect them, their roots can dry out quickly in summer heat.…

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    A Second Look

    Not all of the best photos make it into an issue of Fine Gardening. A photo might not illustrate a certain point the article is making, or it might be…

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    A Fresh Approach to Winter Containers

    Designing containers in winter can be a challenge. With fewer plants available in many parts of the country, even the best container designers often resort to arrangements of cut greens…

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    Pick a Color, Any Color

    Last spring, we challenged our readers to design a container that featured a single color. Whether you have a passion for purple, a yen for yellow, or an obsession for…

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    Pot Up Some Privacy

    Sometimes we just need a little privacy to shield us from the realities of our neighbors’ lives, regardless of how much we like them. Building a fence or planting a…

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    From Boring to Beautiful

    We’ve all been there—standing amid tired plantings and lackluster hardscaping, longing for a professional designer to come along and transform our landscape into a garden worthy of . . .…

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    Has Your Zone changed?

    HAWAII   Ever since the first USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Plant Hardiness Zone Map was created in 1965, this useful resource has been the first place gardeners go to…