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Testing the Waves

Two designers meet the challenges of seaside gardening in New England by NAN BLAKE SINTON and DAVID C. MICHENER photography by RICHARD W. BROWN SEASIDE GARDENING conjures idyllic images of colorful cottage gardens, grasses swaying in ocean breezes, and lazy …

Plant Indes & Pronunciation Guide 1

BY TOM FISCHER Abies balsamea, balsam fir (p. 61) AY-beez ball-SAY-mee-uh A. koreana, Korean fir (p. 61) kore-ee-AY-nuh Acca sellowiana, guava (p. 16) ACK-uh SELL-oh-ee-AY-nuh Acer griseum, paperbark maple (pp. 40, 44) AY-sur GRIZZ-ee-um A. palmatum, Japanese maple (p. 62) …

PARIS IN THE SPRING

Asia, not Europe, is the center of these elegant woodland perennials BY DANIEL J. HINKLEY THE GENUS PARIS comprises a group of woodland perennials with an elegant and understated allure that stirs the blood of serious gardeners. Although the name …

BEYOND ORANGE

The newest generation of clivias comes in a symphony of exciting pastels by HAROLD KOOPOWITZ photography by JAMES COMSTOCK FROM THE MOMENT of their discovery in the early 19th century, clivias have had a profound effect on horticulture. Gardeners in …

Gardening in America: WHAT’S NEXT?

Horticulture’s centennial panel talks about water use, invasive plants, and growing local photography by WEBB CHAPPELL IN MAY 2003, HORTICULTURE hosted a roundtable meeting with five of its contributing editors (from left to right): Lauren Springer (Colorado), Scott Ogden (Austin, …

High Ground 7

I KNEW I WAS IN TROUBLE when the leader of a visiting tour group said, “You aren’t going to use those Latin names, are you?” “Not if you’re willing to help me make up common names as we go along,” …

A GARDENING LIFE: Ruth Bancroft

byRICHARD G. TURNER, JR.photography byMARION BRENNER TO LOOK AT RUTH PETERSSON BANCROFT’S outstanding two-acre succulent garden today, you’d never guess that it began with a few potted plants acquired from a friend in the mid-1950s. Although Bancroft knew little about …

Q&A with Bob Polomski 27

Extension Consumer Horticulturist, Clemson University Is any part of the canna plant poisonous to cattle? While we were away ours got into my flower bed and ate all of the leaves. I have heard that some part of any plant …

High Ground 26

Wayne Winterrowd reminds us that gardens rarely outlive their creators LIKE A CALIFORNIA WILD FIRE, word has spread that Maggie Wych, after 14 years of hard struggle, has put Western Hills Rare Plant Nursery up for sale. The news may …

PLAYING IT STRAIGHT

To create harmony between the house and the garden, turn to simple straight edges instead of curved beds by GORDON HAYWARD WE ALL WANT THE DESIGN for our gardens lo feel just right. We want our gardens lo be in …

Source 1

We list as many mail-order companies as possible. If you are searching for a specific plant, we recommend Andersen Horticultural Library’s Source List of Plants and Seeds (952-443-1405; http://plantinfo.umn.edu] and the Internet search engine Google Cwww.google.com). Contact information appears in …