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Q&A with Bob Polomski 20

Extension Consumer Horticulturist, Clemson University What is your opinion of zoysia as a turfgrass? —S.R., Cherry Hill, NJ Answer: Zoysia was introduced to North America from Japan in the 1890s. The cultivar ‘Meyer’, which is sold as ‘Amazoy’ in many …

Field Notes 16

Southeast BY RAM BAGGETT/ Cedar Grove, North Carolina, Zone 7 My Hothouse Winter I’M CONVINCED that a miscalculation landed me in North Carolina at birth. A late-summer storm must have blown my tropics-bound stork off course, and I’ve been stranded …

Q&A with Bob Polomski 6

Extension Consumer Horticulturist, Clemson University Here in Mississippi, many of the old homesteads have roses in their yards. They seem to receive little, if any, care and still they look gorgeous. Can you tell me how to root cuttings from …

Uper South

BY PAM BAGGETT / Cedar Grove, North Carolina, USDA Zone 7 Locally Grown LOCAL EVENT 15th annual Maymont Flower & Garden Show Attend the 15th annual Maymont Flower and Garden Show in Richmond, Virginia, February 19–22. The event includes landscape …

High Ground 25

Wayne Winterrowd recalls his first encounters with horticulture, and Horticulture IN MY CHILDHOOD, Shreveport, Louisiana, was a small town and not the raw, sprawling urban mass it is today—at least so it seemed to me, in the way that children …

Interior West 7

BY LAUREN SPRINGER OGDEN / Fort Collins, Colorado, USDA Zone 5 PLACES TO GO Denver Botanic Gardens Even in the firm grip of a Colorado winter, there’s still much to see at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Evergreen foliage of dwarf …

Unseasonal snowflakes

These underused bulbs brighten both spring and fall with their delicate beauty by JOE ECK EARLIEST SPRING BOASTS MANY SMALL BULBS of great beauty, scillas and chinodoxas, snowdrops and crocuses, often in a bewildering array of species and selected cultivars. …

Interior West 2

BY LAUREN SPRINGER OGDEN / Fort Collins, Colorado, USDA Zone 5 PLACES TO VISIT Timberline Gardens 11700 West 58th Avenue Arvada, CO 80002 303-420-4060 In Denver, plantaholics know to scope out Timberline Gardens. Large enough to offer a dizzying smorgasbord …

Events Around the Country 1

COMPILED BY MEGHAN LYNCH DESTINATIONS NOVEMBER 23-JANUARY Gardenland Express Missouri Botanical Garden St. Louis, MO 800-642-8842 www.mobot.org Stop by the Missouri Botanical Garden this holiday season to see nine model trains chugging along 2,500 feet of brass railroad tracks, laid …

Gardener’s Wprkshop 4

CAROLYN WALKER PHOTOGRAPHY BY ED WHEELER Dividing Hybrid Hellebores I WAS FIRST INTRODUCED TO HYBRID HELLEBORES in 1991 during a course at Longwood Gardens. I fell immediately in love. I ordered three by mail from the only source I could …

Conversations: Mary Ann Fink

A tireless champion of underappreciated plants A lot of great but underappreciated plants just need someone to take an interest in them. Luckily, that is what MaryAnn Fink does for a living. Fink is the tireless and enthusiastic coordinator of …