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    Going Gracefully Into Winter

    I’ll admit it: Sometimes I’m so worn out by the end of summer, with all the watering and weeding, that I really just give up on my garden. But by…

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    Regional Picks: Plant Wish List – South

        1. ‘Standing Ovation’ Little Bluestem Name: Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 1 to 1½ feet wide Conditions:…

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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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    The Best of the Best Native Plants

    What makes native plants so great? According to some experts, it’s because these plants are practically perfect: They are built to thrive in the conditions of a specific region without…

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    The Best Ornamental Grasses for the Garden

    I think grasses suffer from lumping. I’m guilty of it myself, many times ending a list of companion perennials with the phrase “and some ornamental grasses.” This gives the impression…

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    Regional Picks: Plant This, Not That – Northeast

    Overused: Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica* cvs.) 1. New Jersey Tea Name: Ceanothus americanus USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun;…