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    Rhododendrons for Fantastic Foliage

    I think my favorite rhododendrons are those that make statements with their foliage. Most plants have a window of flowering time within a growing season, and as spectacular as that…

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    Rhododendrons for Fabulous Flowers

    While distinctive foliage can hold the whole season—providing texture, color, and persistence in the garden—it is impossible to deny the power of plants such as rhododendrons when in full bloom.…

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    Why is my Rhododendron dying?

    Rhododendrons have a predilection for moist, acidic soils. Their roots are fine and shallow. Generally, they are pretty adaptable and long-lived, but there are a few all-too-easy ways to bump…

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    From Novice to Gardening Expert

    Mark Serock sent in these photos of the garden he has created with his wife, Rita. Rita provides me a lot of suggestions on plants and plant placement. She is…

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    Flowers Big and Small

    Today’s photos come from Elle Ronis, whose 15-year-old garden is remarkably beautiful and diverse. Tufa is a porous limestone rock that is prized for making rock gardens like this. Combining…

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    Disease Alert: Sudden Oak Death on Rhododendrons

    Did you buy a rhododendron this year? If so, read on! Over the last few years, increasing numbers of dead ash trees (Fraxinus spp., Zones 3–9) have become a common…

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    Garden Perfection, 40+ Years in the Making: Part 2

    We’re back for day 2 of Elaine’s spectacular garden. Creating this garden from an empty 1-acre lot has been a project more than 40 years in the making, and the…

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    Field Trip Notes: Rambling Through the Rhododendrons of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens | Northern California Regional Report

    Portraying itself as “47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean,” the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (MCBG) is a heavenly place to visit any time of year with its…

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    Spring of Hope

    Linda in New Hampshire is sharing her garden with us today, with some images of hope after winter damage. This will be my third summer in this house after relocating…

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    Winter Damage and Spring Recovery

    Today Karla Roady in Roseburg, Oregon, is sharing some highs and lows from her garden. It is a good reminder that not everything in the garden is always perfect, but…