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From the delicious silence of a winter snowfall to the heady fragrance of spring lilacs, Tovah Martin explores four seasons of sensory experiences and a year of mindfulness in her garden in The Garden in Every Sense and Season. This deeply personal narrative, from one of the greatest garden writers of our time, teaches us to look closer, breathe deeper, and listen harder to truly savor our favorite outdoor spaces.

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In small gardens, not a square foot can be wasted, so the stakes can be higher for designing intentionally. In The Less is More Garden, Susan Morrison proves that less space can mean more enjoyment, less maintenance, less effort, and more individuality.

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Anemone nemorosa ‘Bracteata’ sport.

A year is long enough to be surprised by almost forgotten, often ephemeral, blooms that slumber underground and wake up just in time for spring. Celebrate the return of the season with Ernie and Marietta O’Byrne, the authors of A Tapestry Garden, for a roundup of the sweetest springtime ephemerals below.

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Take a good look at the shape of water hemlock (Cicuta species) leaves; they are the first thing you want to be able to recognize on these toxic plants. Also, become familiar with identifying the ribbed and plumply crescent-shaped seeds. Water hemlock can be confused with Angelica species.

Always know your poisonous plants first. You need to learn which plants to keep out of your basket before you can know which ones to put in. These are some poisonous plants commonly found throughout the states and provinces of the mountain west.

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“Who wouldn’t want to see the island again, accompanied this time by Montgomery’s vivid imagination, her fierce intellect, and her ability to capture a world she knew so intimately?” —Catherine Reid

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Gathering dandelion heads, high in the mountains with my usual posse: Salix, my son, and Bella, our Alaskan malamute.

Something brought you to this post, that innate need for learning, a passion for plants, or a desire to understand how to make simple, pure medicines. With the help of Briana Wiles, author of Mountain States Medicinal Plants, you’ll learn about how to harvest foraged medicinal plants safely.

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Break out the sunglasses and the tequila. This fl ower show competition display celebrates both the Mexican Day of the Dead and the national fl ower of Mexico, the dahlia. It’s bright and bold, packed with dazzlingly vibrant colour. All photos are by the author.

Classic, well-tested colour recipes are a great starting point for any plant display. Combining colours is a bit like running, camping, baking, or kissing: the more you do it and get into it, the better you get at it and the more you like it. Andy Vernon of The Flower-Powered Garden is a colour expert, and here he offers insight into picking plants that pack a punch!

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You may notice one incredibly popular colour of bedding flowers is also sweeping runway shows and Instgram feeds. It’s pink, it’s everywhere, and it’s totally fascinating. Andy Vernon, author of The Flower-Powered Garden, guides us through the science of the colour pink and offers a line up of the most succulent shades in a Candy Floss Cancan planting pallet.

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You are’t alone—Andy Vernon is has made a living out of singing the praises of bloomy, playful colour in the garden. Here, Vernon introduces his love of flowers and offers the inspiration for The Flower-Powered Garden.

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Coconut palms (Cocos nucifera) planted at Punta Roquena, a private botanical garden maintained by D’Asign Source in the Florida Keys, mark the scene as a place of warmth, relaxation, and seclusion from workaday cares. As a source of water, nourishment, construction, and craft materials, the species is an economic mainstay for people living on tropical shores around the globe. Photographs by Caitlin Atkinson.

For most people, the palm hides in plain view. Charismatic and instantly recognizable, palms get lost in the glare of their own beauty. Here, Jason Dewees gives us a charming love letter to palms as a preface to Designing with Palms, the authoritative guide for including palms in your landscapes.

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