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When Plantsmen Plot

Genus by genus, two Pennsylvania gardeners have blended their collections into a dazzling display AS DAVID CULP AND MICHAEL ALDERFER showed me around their garden last November, what I saw was, in many ways, typical of the season in southeastern …

Playful Containers

Make your own eye-catching “pizzas” with colorful echeverias by THOMAS HOBBS photography by DAVID MCDONALD Echeverias are tender, rosette-forming succulents native from Mexico south to Argentina. Compact and easy to grow, they come in a rainbow of leaf colors, from …

ONE HILL, TWO GARDENS

In Marin County, California, a natural grassland provides the backdrop for an environmentally responsible design text and photography by SAXON HOLT illustration by GORDON MORRISON MOST OF US WANT A GARDEN THAT SEEMS COMFORTABLE IN ITS NATURAL SETTING. But gardeners …

Southeast 3

BY CAROL BISHOP MILLER / Huntsville, Alabama, USDA Zone 7 Plants for Patients LOCAL EVENT Southeastern Flower Show Explore the latest trends in garden design, meet hot new plants, hear authoritative and entertaining speakers, enjoy cooking demonstrations by well-known chefs, …

Alaska

BY LES BRAKE / Willow, Alaska, USDA Zone 3 NURSERIES OF NOTE Gardeners in south-central Alaska are fortunate to have Fritz Creek Gardens on the scene. Anyone planning a trip to Homer should stop by to see owner Rita Jo …

A Passion for RAIN LILIES

It’s easy to fall in love with these heat-tolerant, North American treasures by CARL SCHOENFELD IT’S NO SECRET THAT I HAVE A PASSION FOR RAIN LILIES, members of the genus Zephyranthes. This isn’t based solely on their jewellike flowers or …

Upper South 1

BY KIM HAWKS / Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USDA Zone 7 CONTAINER TIPS I tend to use one plant type per container and place several differently planted containers together, so it reads as a mixed planting. In such groupings, try …

STAR ATTRACTION

Blooming from spring to fall, astrantias are sophisticated additions to any garden by CAROL KLEIN photography by JONATHAN BUCKLEY THERE ARE FEW PLANTS THAT GIVE SO MUCH to the garden picture for as long a time as astrantias do. Stalwarts …

Flea Beetles

(Epitrix spp., Phyllotreta spp.) These are tiny-about one-sixteenth of an inch–shiny black beetles with enlarged hind legs that enable them to jump like fleas. Flea beetles commonly attack the foliage of newly planted vegetable seedlings, especially tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplants, …

The Cincinnati Nature Center

4949 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 513-831-1711 www.cincynature.org PLACES TO VISIT What was Lob’s Wood is now part of the Cincinnati Nature Center, an institution whose mission is primarily educational. It has neither preserved nor entirely neglected Carl Krippendorf’s garden. The …