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    How to Train Wisteria

    Few plants can put on a spring show as elegant and impressive as wisteria (Wisteria spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9), but like many vines, this plant can be aggressive. Thankfully,…

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    A Milder-Mannered Wisteria With Stunning, Fragrant White Blooms

    Wisteria is a vine that has always intrigued me, with its distinctive growth and flowering characteristics and its capacity to thrive almost anywhere. It’s a familiar, fragrant landscape component in…

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    A Garden Around an Enchanted Castle

    Today we’re visiting Narcisse Navarre’s garden. I'm in the Hudson Valley, New York, and I'm a novice gardener. I've been gardening for about five years since we bought our castle…

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    Mountain Top Magic

    My name is Myrna Mahon. I live on a mountain top at approximately 4700 feet elevation in Cullowhee, North Carolina. I have been gardening for about 20 years but only…

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    Plant Varieties to Try, Plant Varieties to Lose

    With the wide variety of plants at our fingertips, we should be experimenting with new plants all the time. But we often default to the same familiar cultivars, which is…

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    Pruning and Training Wisteria

    Well-placed summer and winter cuts will keep this vigorous vine manageable

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    Regional Picks: Alternatives to Invasives – Southeast

    Invasive - Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana cvs.)     1. ‘Okame’ Cherry Name: Prunus ‘Okame’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Size: Up to 20 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full…

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    Regional Picks: Alternatives to Invasives – Northeast

    Invasive - Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus)     1. Cardinal Flower Name: Lobelia cardinalis USDA HardinessZones:: 2 to 8 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 1 foot wide…

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    I’m Branching Out Into Archaeology: Blame the Wisteria

    I’ve yet to see a documentary on the ancient migratory trail of the Wisterians, who evidently passed through Santa Barbara, leaving barely a trace. Without a reliable body of research…

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    Regional Picks: Plants to Buy This Year – South

    1. Turk’s cap Name: Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii and cvs. USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 to 11 Size: 4 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to full shade; tolerates most soils…