Saxifragaceae

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    Bold, Shade-Loving Rodgersias

    ❋ Plant-Trial Results ❋   Some plants need time to grow on you, while others take hold from the start—the draw might be flower color, foliar texture, or something intrinsic.…

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    A Gentle Approach to Planting on a Slope

    When creating a new garden design, I first analyze existing elements, deciding what works, what doesn’t, and why. Architectural and hardscaping elements are a good place to begin. When my…

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    Regional Picks: Best New Finds – Northwest

    1. Tracy’s Maidenhair Fern Name: Adiantum × tracyi Usda Hardiness Zones:7 to 9 Size:12 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide Conditions:Partial shade; rich, well-drained soil with occasional watering…

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    12 Brilliant Astilbes

    Astilbe, translated from Greek, means “without brilliance.” Maybe the wild astilbes that earned this dismissive genus name were drab, but today’s cultivars offer bright flowers, great foliage, and steadfast performance…

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    Regional Picks: Fast-Filling Plants – Mid-Atlantic

    1. 'Running Tapestry' Tiarella Name: Tiarella cordifolia 'Running Tapestry' USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 Size: 8 to 12 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide Conditions: Full shade;…

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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—Midwest

    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 – Southern Plains

     1. Darcy’s Mexican Sage Name: Salvia darcyi USDA hardiness zones: 6 to 10 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; well-drained soil This…

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    Plants for Soggy Spots

    Lots of gardeners have at least one area of their property that never seems to dry out. It is, invariably, in a location that screams for a garden, but most…

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    Spring Planting Ideas

    Spring is a magical time. Our winter-weary spirits lift as hints of green begin to appear. We notice even the smallest patches of snowdrops and crocuses as we drive by…