Plants for Spring

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    Mary’s North Carolina Garden

    Today we’re off to Durham, North Carolina, to visit with Mary Zesk Thigpen. Here are several photos of my gardens and yard. They are mostly from the shade gardens and…

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    Hearty, Handsome Hellebores for Northern California

    Hellebores (Helleborus spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9) are a varied group of shade-loving perennials admired by the Northern Californian gardener for their mounding growth habit, attractive foliage, and exceptional resistance…

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    Guide to Growing Brunnera

    Good ol’ brunnera, with its cheery forget-me-not–like flowers, is experiencing a renaissance, of sorts—captivating gardeners in recent years with a bevy of new varieties that have incredibly colorful foliage. I…