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    Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It – Southern California

    1. ‘Blush’ Leucadendron Name: Leucadendron salignum ‘Blush’ Zones: 9-11 Size: 3 to 5 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil I am a leucadendron fanatic, and ‘Blush’ is…

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    Conifers for Gardens in Northern California

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

  • Rheingold Western Arborvitae
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    Conifers for Gardens in the Mid-Atlantic

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

  • White Tip Japanese Cedar
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    Conifers for Gardens in the South

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

  • Article

    Bark With Bite: How to Utilize Tree Bark in a Garden Design

    In my younger years, when my long history of saying dumb things was in a sort of golden age, I said something to the effect of, “Why would anyone be…

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    Regional Picks: Fast-Filling Plants – Northeast

    1. American Elder Name: Sambucus canadensis USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 Size: 5 to 12 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; prefers rich, damp soil…

  • How-To

    When Not to Prune

    An old boss of mine used to say that “the best time to prune is when the knife is sharp.” His logic was, basically, prune when you have the time.…

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    The Best Fruit For Containers

    Fruit trees and shrubs, unlike many other edibles, can take up a lot of space when grown in the ground. An average semidwarf apple tree, for example, takes up anywhere…

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    Regional Picks: Late-Winter Interest – Southeast

        1. Japanese Forest Grass Name: Hakonechloa macraand cvs. USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 12 to 18 inches tall and wide Conditions: Partial shade; consistently moist, humus-rich…

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    You Can Eat That!

    For years we’ve seen flowers used as garnishes. Peppery nasturtium flowers (Tropaeolum spp. and cvs., annual) add a nice bite to salads, and violets (Viola spp. and cvs., USDA Hardiness…