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BY JEFF COX / Kenwood, California, USDA Zone 9 Places to Visit Take a world botanical tourin one place. The San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum features 7,500 kinds of plants from all around the world, all growing on …

THE MANY FACES OF SHRUB ROSES

A host of modern breeders continues to improve this versatile group BY PETER SCHNEIDER NTIL FAIRLY RECENTLY, most nurserymen introduced shrub roses as afterthoughts; now, these same nurserymen worry that a rose won’t sell unless it’s a shrub, or at …

Toolshed 6

Essentials for Getting the Job Done Indoor Watering TEXT & PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOVAH MARTIN WATERING HOUSEPLANTS is a chore. Sometimes, especially when ministering to the needs of several dozen thirsty pots, visions of overhead sprinklers flash through my head. But …

Living Colors

Combining hues skillfully lies at the heart of garden design BY TRACY DISABATO-AUST ILLUSTRATIONS BY DEBORAH CHABRIAN WORKING WITH LIVING PLANTS CAN, AT TIMES, be more complicated than combining colors of stagnant objects for the home or wardrobe. Not only …

Events Around the Country 12

DESTINATIONS Enid A. Haupt Conservatory New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York The glittering Italian Renaissance-style structure, originally built by Lord & Burnham between 1899 and 1902, reopened in May 1997 following an extensive four-year restoration campaign. The conservatory currently …

The Horticulture 100 5

PART TWO Herewith the second installment in our list of the best American gardening books, horticultural societies, perennials, shrubs, and trees. (For the first 20 of the Horticulture 100, see the March/April 2004 issue, or go to www.hortmag.com.) Books 21. …

All Fired Up

Chanticleer proves that a public garden can be a hotbed of creativity by ADAM LEVINE photography by ROB CARDILLO CHANTICLEER, A PUBLIC GARDEN in Wayne, Pennsylvania, has never been a place to stand on its laurels. New beds crop up …

A GALLERY OF GARDENERS

illustrations by DAN VASCONCELLOS MOW JOE ‘The Lawn Maniacrsquo; TILTHY RICH ‘The Dirt Connoisseurrsquo; BULB BOOSTER ‘The Bulb Fanaticrsquo; ROSE QUEEN ‘The Rose Loverrsquo; FRIEDA B. ‘The Earth Motherrsquo; PRUNELLA SHEARS ‘The Control Freakrsquo; BUG-EYED ‘The Pest Persecutorrsquo; ‘BIG BOY’ …

LESSONS IN DESIGN 3

BY THE SEA by PATRICK CHASSE The sheltering effect of the house and hedgerow combined with good choices in plant material-hydrangea and lavender-make this seaside garden a success. Large trees make a good salt and wind block for this cutting …

Well-Behaved BAMBOO

Nurserywoman Jackie Heinricher champions theclump-forming species and cultivars of this popular group BAMBOO FAQ Jackie Heinricher answers gardeners’ most common bamboo questions. Q: All bamboos run, don’t they? A: No. There are at least 19 genera with hundreds of species …

AWARD for GARDEN EXCELLENCE

OLBRICH BOTANICAL GARDENS The Award for Garden Excellence, given yearly by the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA) and sponsored by Horticulture, honors the public garden that best exemplifies the highest standards of horticultural practices and that has …