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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 …

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CULTIVATING THE Garden Artist WITHIN

Questions to ask yourself when designing your dream garden WHO AM I? WHAT DO I LOVE? Those are the questions you should be asking yourself when you contemplate designing and planting a garden, for you are tackling an artistic endeavor …

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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) …

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Field Notes 18

Midwest BY MARTY ROSS / Kansas City, Missouri, Zone 5 Early Arrivals ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE LIVED through the unforgiving bitterness of a midwestern winter can detect the sweet breath of spring in a cold, gray, drizzly morning in March—but …

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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 …

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Field Notes 19

Northeast BY ELLEN HORNIG / Oswego, New York. Zone 5 Pineapple (Lily) Surprise LIVING IN THE HEART of the snow belt, with average annual snowfall around 10 feet and snow cover from November through mid-March, gives a gardener certain advantages. …

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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 …

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High Ground 16

A RECENT VISITOR to my garden, gazing at Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’, brought me up short by observing, “It’s gorgeous, but I’d never put it in my garden—I have a small garden, and if I planted it there you wouldn’t …

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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, …

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A GARDENING LIFE: Lynden Miller

by DEBORAH NEEDLEMAN MOST PEOPLE SEEK OUT THEIR LIFE’S WORK, but for America’s foremost public garden designer, Lynden Miller, it came looking for her. In the early 1980s, when New York City was racially polarized and its parks were derelict …

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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,” …

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