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  • ‘Shenandoah’ Prairie Switchgrass

    Water-Wise Plants

    Droughts and water shortages have grabbed headlines in recent years, reminding gardeners everywhere that we need to find ways to make our landscapes less dependent on supplemental water. Even in…

  • looking out to sea from the low growing garden with boulders

    Landscaping With Low-Growing Plants

    It seems like many planting designs are all about blocking things you’d rather not see: the street out front, the nosy neighbors, or the messy lot next door. After all,…

  • Design

    Regional Picks: Late-Winter Interest – Northeast

        1. Weeping Norway Spruce Name: Picea abies ‘Pendula’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 7 Size: Up to 5 feet tall; width is variable and controllable Conditions: Sun to partial…

  • VIew of the skyline, a raised bed and seating area from the garden

    Take the Vegetable Garden to New Heights

    The task was a bit overwhelming: Design and create an edible garden that was productive enough to supply produce for a restaurant, make sure it looked beautiful most of the…

  • wire container with woven branches

    Use Branches to Add Color to a Container

    At Chanticleer, a public garden near Philadelphia, my main job as a horticulturist is to help create and maintain the innovative plantings that have made the garden famous. But members…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Hot-Colored Plants – Northwest

    1. ‘Firefly’ Heather Name: Calluna vulgaris ‘Firefly’ USDA hardiness zones: 4 to 7 Size: 18 inches tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil This sweet little evergreen has a…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Hot-Colored Plants – Mountain West

    1. ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ Coneflower Name: Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ USDA hardiness zones: 4 to 10 Size: 24 to 30 inches tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil (moderate…

  • moisture loving plants along the banks of a stream

    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…

  • Masterwort

    Plants That Keep On Giving

    One of the first rules that novice gardeners are ordered to abide by is the necessity of using—and, hence, buying—a minimum of three of the same plant. For aesthetics’ sake,…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Unusual Evergreens – Southern Plains

    1. ‘Blue Ice’ Arizona Cypress Name: Cupressus arizonica var. glabra ‘Blue Ice’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Size: 25 to 30 feet tall and 8 to 12 feet wide…