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Summer succulents and trusty tropicals: In leaves we trust

June 7, 2017

If flowers are obvious, leaves are overt, even if they too often go unnoticed. The modern garden is marked by its understanding that foliage—of all shapes, sizes, colors, and presentations—is the real undercurrent that keeps aesthetics afloat. An excerpt from Plants with Style: A Plantsman’s Choices for a Vibrant, 21st-Century Garden by Kelly D. Norris.

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Elevate your landscape: Five plants from New York’s High Line to bring home

May 30, 2017

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Plant selection color wheel

May 25, 2017

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Why you need to add lavender to your herb garden

May 22, 2017

Edible herb gardens are as trendy as they are useful, and lavender can add color, fragrance, and a distinct floral flavor. With these suggestions for the best culinary varieties and three delicious lavender-obsessed recipes, you’ll be adding lavender to the mix immediately!

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The most important part of a plant’s environment

May 19, 2017

Here’s the dirt: soil is the medium in which roots are anchored and from which nutrients, water, and oxygen are obtained.

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The birds and the bees of plant reproduction

May 19, 2017

One of the special rewards of day-to-day work in a garden is witnessing the unfolding reproductive cycles of plants. Here are some interesting insights into the ways plants proliferate: when a stamen and a pistil love each other very much…

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Maximizing plant personalities

May 15, 2017

Which plant divas are people most smitten with? And how do you optimize their potential in your own garden?

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Get roped in: How to highlight your handmade potted style

May 10, 2017

Craft your own DIY, rustic planters for a Mediterranean look inside or outdoors.

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An interview with Janit Calvo of Miniature Gardening Prop Shop

May 9, 2017

“It was my intention to make miniature gardening as accessible as possible because it is such a fun hobby to take up and it is genuinely feasible for anyone.”

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An interview with Jenny Rose Carey of Glorious Shade

May 4, 2017

“That is what I encourage gardeners to do—make a garden where you create spaces to live in the garden and enjoy times with family and friends.”

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