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Lessons from Chanticleer Garden: Using bulbs for maximum impact

September 23, 2015

The Art of Gardening co-author Eric Hsu shares how bulbs are used to stunning effect at Chanticleer Garden. Bulbs, like tropicals, are essential for the outsized floral expression that is quintessentially Chanticleer. Generally adaptable and colorful, hardy bulbs feature prominently throughout the garden, concentrating colors in sections. Despite being less easy to place, summer- and […]

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Comparing seasons in the Northeast garden

April 8, 2015

The author of Growing the Northeast Garden reflects on a region well-known for its seasons and takes us through one of its many beautiful gardens. You’ll often hear that the Northeast “has” seasons. Most every place does, but given our place on the map, this speaks to how the differences between ours are more pronounced. […]

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Right plant, right place

May 26, 2010

We’ve covered getting to know your site and creating a plan. You’ve gone to the nursery, picked up the plants you need, and it’s time to plant them. How can you give them the best chance at success? Stephanie Cohen and Jennifer Benner offer the following advice. Have your soil tested. Before you put one […]

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Starting a garden has never been easier

May 19, 2010

Last week our intern, Katy Drawhorn, gave you a peek inside The Nonstop Garden through quotes and by paraphrasing the wisdom of authors Stephanie Cohen and Jennifer Benner. This week Katy is back to give you the inside scoop on how to plan your very own nonstop garden. Now that you’ve begun to think of […]

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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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