Horticulture Magazine Articles

2014 Garden Photo Contest Winners

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Thousands of professional and amateur photographers entered Horticulture’s 2014 Garden Photo Contest. The final winners in each category were selected by Rob Cardillo, a leading garden photographer. His comments appear alongside each winning picture. Thank you to all who participated …

What Fall Garden Cleanup Means for Insects

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Most gardeners clean up their garden to some degree in fall. Some do a thorough cutting back of perennials while others leave their plants standing all winter and still others fall somewhere in between these extremes.

The Best Flower Bulbs to Pair With Perennials

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Mixing spring-flowering bulbs among perennial plants is a good garden design strategy because the bulbs (especially early-flowering types) will provide color and interest before and while the perennials emerge and develop. Then, the perennials will distract from the bulbs’ foliage …

Staghorn Sumac is a Tough-As-Nails Native Shrub

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Virtues: Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) tolerates dry conditions, poor soil and air pollution. Native to the eastern United States, it provides year-round interest in a garden while supporting wild birds with its berries.

The Advantages of Fall-planted Peonies

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Peonies can be planted in fall or spring, but there are a few reasons why fall is the better choice—so when you’re purchasing bulbs to plant this fall, pick up a few bare-root peonies, too.