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Debunking the most common myths about dry gardening

June 7, 2018

Drought, drought, and more drought—dry weather, of course, is to be expected in many regions, but it is only getting worse. Luckily, botanist, biologist, and educator, Nan Sterman is here to debunk the most common myths about gardening in low-water conditions.

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Planting a dry bungalow garden

June 7, 2018

This pink storybook bungalow is a study in designing with a careful eye and restrained hand. Nan Sterman walks us through the colorful renovation and garden design of this 1930s-era bungalow in the college area of downtown Santa Rosa, California.

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Orchestrating the ideal site for succulents

November 8, 2017

How to make succulents feel at home, from the author of Designing with Succulents. Because they are the least demanding of all plants, succulents require very little from their owners. However, for succulents to look their best, they do need some consideration as you’re laying out your site. Imagine being rooted and unable to move, […]

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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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Video in the garden with Debra Baldwin

December 17, 2013

We don’t often associate writers with video. Like the rest of us, writers have found their way online, and using social media can now communicate directly with their audience. Like us, they share links, upcoming events, or pictures of their kids or pets (or both), but how many of them use video as a means […]

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Create a succulent centerpiece

December 9, 2013

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Seasonal care for succulents

December 4, 2013

An in-ground garden in USDA plant hardiness zones 8 to 11 (based on the average annual minimum winter temperature) comprised primarily of succulents needs maintaining on average four times a year. The plants may need to be thinned, deadheaded, and have old leaves or branches removed; any that aren’t thriving, replaced; weeds and pests dealt […]

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How to make a succulent wedding bouquet

June 8, 2013

Debra Lee Baldwin and Robyn Foreman show how to make a wedding bouquet that combines succulents, flowers, and greens.

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How to make a succulent cake-stand centerpiece

June 7, 2013

Debra Lee Baldwin and Robyn Foreman show how to make a beautiful, long-lasting centerpiece using succulents as well as flowers.

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What’s wrong with my succulent?

June 5, 2013

Succulents are easier to grow than most, but like all plants, they have their problems, too. Here are some troubleshooting tips for common afflictions and conditions from the author of Succulents Simplified.

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