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    Scenes From Lynne’s Garden

    Today we’re in Zone 6, visiting Lynne’s garden. Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima, annual) makes low clouds of tiny white flowers. They can bloom all summer long as long as the weather…

  • Design

    Designing Containers for Shade

    Designing a container for shade can be a challenge because you are no longer choosing your favorite color of the all-too-familiar geranium or petunia. Choosing plants for a shady container…

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    Window Boxes for Tricky Situations

    Why don’t people plant window boxes? This is a question I often ask myself on Saturday mornings at my garden center. There’s usually no shortage of excited gardeners filling carts…

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    Coloring With Annuals

    Annuals supply shocking color, quickly grow to maturity, and provide the “wow” factor we all want from our gardens. But historically, gardens have been segregated by plant group: vegetables in…

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    One Color Keeps It Simple

    Our world is a riot of beautiful colors, and that extends into the aisles of the garden center. With all those choices to make, however, it can be difficult to…

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    Fire and Ice

    For the 2009 Container Challenge, we asked our readers to create a container design based on a theme of either ice or fire. The idea was to show that plantings…