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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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An interview with Naomi Slade

December 6, 2016

“They are tiny but they are hardy and reliable, and that gives people hope.” —Naomi Slade

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Stranger-than-fiction facts about plants

May 5, 2015
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Storing Summer Bulbs

November 18, 2014

Written by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, authors of What’s Wrong with My Plant?, this post originally appeared on their blog. Storing Summer Bulbs Glorious flowering bulbs of summer can light up your garden all through the warm summer months. Some, like tuberous begonias and dahlias, bloom all summer long. Others, like gladiolus, cannas, and […]

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Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens

September 28, 2011

Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens is one of our new releases for September. I’m very excited to share some photos from the book with you! In recent years, gardeners have faced increased water-use restrictions, and it’s not limited to dry-climate areas like the Southwest. There are restrictions in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. […]

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Corydalis: Nature’s way of apologizing for winter

February 25, 2011

Sometimes nature can be unexpectedly generous to gardeners who have to endure disgusting weather. Say, for example, you live in a part of the world that gets unremitting snowfall from September to May followed by a brief, chilly, damp summer. Hey! You can grow Himalayan blue poppies! Those folks in sunny San Diego? Nope, sorry! […]

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Plant profile: Hardy cyclamen

October 29, 2010

Tom Fischer reviews a plant per month on our blog. As much as I love tulips and daffodils — the “big guns” of the bulb world — I sigh with disappointment whenever I see a garden where they are planted to the exclusion of every other kind of bulb. For the world of bulbs is […]

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Nonstop Garden

May 12, 2010

“Nonstop gardens are better gardens because they require less maintenance, provide continual beauty, allow more creativity, and encourage diversity.” So say authors Stephanie Cohen and Jennifer Benner in their forthcoming book, The Nonstop Garden: A Step-by-Step Guide to Smart Plant Choices and Four-Season Designs. This book is almost ready make its debut — so we […]

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Spring flowering bulbs

November 6, 2009

This guest post was written by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, authors of What’s Wrong with My Plant?, and originally appeared on their blog. Spring Flowering Bulbs It’s November and we’re heading into the dead zone. Winter is a’comin’ in and your garden is going to sleep. To get you through the winter doldrums, think […]

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