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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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    Shady Planting Ideas

    Shade gardeners may not believe this, but they don’t have it so bad. Gardeners stuck with full sun covet the plants that can grow in low-light areas. They crave a…

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    Regional Picks: Bold Plants for Shade – Northeast

    Finding plants that flourish in the shade isn't the challenge. Anyone can find a flock of ferns or a herd of hostas to turn their shade garden into a green…

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    Regional Picks: Bold Plants for Shade – Northern Plains

    Finding plants that flourish in the shade isn't the challenge. Anyone can find a flock of ferns or a herd of hostas to turn their shade garden into a green…

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    Regional Picks: Hot-Colored Plants – Northeast

    1. Giant Knapweed Name: Centaurea macrocephala USDA hardiness zones: 3 to 7 Size: 3 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

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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: Large-Leaved Perennials – Southern Plains

    ‘Little Joe’ Joe Pye Weed Name: Eutrochium dubium ‘Little Joe’ USDA hardiness zones: 3 to 9 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide Conditions: Full…

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    Regional Picks: Uncommon & Unfussy Plants – South

    Indian pink Name: Spigelia marilandica USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 2 feet tall and 18 inches wide Conditions: Partial shade; fertile, well-drained soil This southeastern native wildflower is…

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    The Best Ligularias

    Simple fact: Gardeners love bold-leaved plants. Large leaves make great foils for the foliage of lacier plants while imbuing the garden with a bit of the exotic, which may explain…

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    Regional Picks: Garden Staples – Midwest

    1. Miniature Goat’s Beard Name: Aruncus aethusifolius USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 Size: 10 to 16 inches tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, highly organic…