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    Regional Picks: Plants with the Best Fall Colors – Northwest

    1. Table Grapes Name: Vitis labrusca cvs. USDA hardiness zones: 5 to 8 Size: 5 to 25 feet tall and 5 to 15 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; good air…

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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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    How-To

    Potting Soil Put to the Test

    In their natural environment, plants get everything they need to stay healthy from the soil: water, nutrients, and air. Most well-established plants living in soil rarely need more than an…

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    Growing Asparagus

    As a perennial, asparagus requires more up-front investment than any other vege­table. But the long-term payoff is that once established, an asparagus bed can, with minimal maintenance, produce for 15…

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    What’s Wrong With Your Tomatoes?

    It’s time to be honest with ourselves: We love tomatoes, but sometimes tomatoes don’t love us. Every spring, my neighbors, colleagues, and family dance around spouting the joys of homegrown…

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    Regional Picks: Tough Ground Covers – Northern Plains

    1. Canadian Wild Ginger Name: Asarum canadense USDA hardiness zones: 2 to 8 Size: 6 to 8 inches tall, spreading indefinitely Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, well-drained soil Although…

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    Regional Picks: Overlooked Plants – Northwest

    Northwest   Willow gentian (Gentiana asclepiadea) USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Size: 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide Conditions: Bright shade; moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil The gentian family…

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    Regional Picks: The Experts’ Top Ten Plants – Southern Plains

    Southern Plains   No. 1 Chinese mastic (Pistacia chinensis) USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Size: 50 to 80 feet tall and 22 to 30 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained…

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    Regional Picks: The Experts’ Top Ten Plants – Southwest

    Southwest   No. 1 ‘Ava’ hummingbird mint (Agastache ‘Ava’) USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 10 Size: 4 to 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil…

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    Regional Picks: The Experts’ Top Ten Plants – Mountain West

    Mountain West   No. 1 Mojave sage (Salvia pachyphylla) USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 3 feet tall and 30 inches wide Conditions: Full sun; dry, well-drained soil (tolerant…