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Winter garden design

October 26, 2016

Although winter is primarily the time of year to showcase structure in the garden, this does not mean it needs to be devoid of color. Evergreens, colorful woody stems, ornamental berries, and the remnants of dry grasses and seedheads all partner together to chase away the winter blues. Enjoy the detailed “Winter Wonderland” garden design […]

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Stranger-than-fiction facts about plants

May 5, 2015
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How to choose all-star plants: Connecting the design dots from troublesome seducer to all-star solution

January 8, 2013

The following is excerpted from Andrew Keys’ Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants The plant kingdom is a living lineup of sensuous charac­ters. Plants enrich and inform our most treasured outdoor spaces—and many indoors too—with scent, sound, touch, and taste, and most importantly, with sight. Visually […]

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10 things I hate about your yard: Part two

January 26, 2012

Today, we’re posting the second part of a two-part series from garden writer C.L. Fornari! She discusses the 10 biggest garden pet peeves that she sees in her neighbor’s landscapes. You can visit her on her blog, Whole Life Gardening. Don’t miss Part One from yesterday! 6. Bad Neighbors Some plants can’t live together. It’s not that […]

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Jennifer Benner gets back in the garden

February 8, 2011

We’re hosting a weeklong Get Back in the Garden Giveaway. Our authors will share their processes for getting the garden ready for Spring, and we’ll give away a copy of their book. Join the fun, and share the ways that you prepare for the gardening season, too! Our second guest blogger is Jennifer Benner, co-author […]

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