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    Designing in Layers

    What do the best gardens all have in common? A focal point—yes. Great plant variety—yes. But more often than not, you’ll notice that a truly beautiful landscape also has distinctive…

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    Regional Picks: Late-Winter Interest – Southern Plains

        1. 'HGC Pink Frost' Hellebore Name: Helleborus ballardiae ‘HGC Pink Frost’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 12 to 15 inches tall; 24 inches wide Conditions: Full…

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    Regional Picks: Plant This With That—Northeast

    1. Golden winter hazel Name: Corylopsis spicata ‘Aurea’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 5–8 Size: 6 feet tall and up to 8 feet wide; slower growing than the species Conditions: Bright shade…

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    Regional Picks: Uncommon & Unfussy Plants – Midwest

    White skunk cabbage Name: Lysichiton camtschatcensis USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: Up to 3 feet tall and wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist soil This is the…

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    Regional Picks: Plants for Winter’s Worst – Northwest

    Northwest   ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ pineapple lily (Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’) USDA Hardiness zones: 8 to 11 Size: 18-inch-tall foliage (with 30-inch-tall flowering stems) and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun…

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    Regional Picks: Perennial Hole Fillers – Northwest

      1. ‘Georgia Blue’ Speedwell Name: Veronica peduncularis ‘Georgia Blue’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 8 Size: 6 inches tall and 1 foot wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

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    Geraniums: The Best of the Best

    Geraniums (Geranium spp. and cvs, USDA Hardiness Zones 3–8) are terrific. It really is that simple. We could talk about their landscape versatility, cultural adaptability, and superior ornamental traits. Or…

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    Regional Picks: Overlooked Plants – Northeast

    Northeast   Kisoana primrose (Primula kisoana) USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 4 to 8 inches tall and indefinite width Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist soil Kisoana primrose…

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    Regional Picks: Overlooked Plants – Midwest

    Midwest   Red valerian (Centranthus ruber) USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: Up to 2 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil I never see red valerian…

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    Regional Picks: Alternatives to Invasives – Northwest

    Invasive - Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii and cvs.)     1. Meyer Lilac Name: Syringa meyeri USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7 Size: 6 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full…