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Plant selection color wheel

May 25, 2017

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Pretty tough vines

March 24, 2017

Selecting tough plants is increasingly important in the age of climate change, so the experts at Plant Select® detail the most resilient, water-smart, and colorful picks for your home garden in Pretty Tough Plants. Learn more about the best vines for your garden and patio in this excerpt:

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Rock gardening: What you need to know about soil acidity and alkalinity

February 16, 2017

With this excerpt from Joseph Tychonievich’s Rock Gardening, you can decode the acidity of your soil to pick the best plants for your plot.

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A dry climate and a wake-up call

February 7, 2017

In this excerpt from her book, The Bold Dry Garden, Johanna Silver honors the legacy of Ruth Bancroft and the pioneering landscaping of the Ruth Bancroft Garden. With diverging public attitudes toward the current climate crisis, garden preservation, waterwise planting, and conservation activism have never been more important—let Ruth Bancroft’s fearless gardening be your guide.

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An interview with Joseph Tychonievich

November 15, 2016
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Should I build a rock garden?

October 26, 2016

Click on image to enlarge. Right-click to download and print. Not sure if you should take inspiration from the signature style of the rock garden? Joseph Tychonievich can help you decide with this helpful flowchart.

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Bold and dry garden advice

October 5, 2016

Make your home garden bolder and more water conscious with these lessons from The Ruth Bancroft Garden.

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The early life of Ruth Bancroft: The woman who inspired the Garden Conservancy

October 4, 2016

Like so many of us, Ruth Bancroft started life as an inquisitive child with a love of nature. Through her work at the iconic Ruth Bancroft Garden, she shaped the world of landscaping with a waterwise collage of colors and textures that proves a well-curated dry garden never goes out of style.

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7 ways to a more waterwise garden

May 29, 2015

The drought in the American West has made water use–and conservation–more of a topic than ever. If you’ve found yourself pouring more water into the ground than you want (or than you want to pay for), consider these seven ways to a more waterwise garden. Create hydro-zones Group together plants with similar moisture needs Put […]

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Add color and save water with these drought-tolerant plants

April 24, 2015
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