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Toolshed 9

Essentials for Getting the Job Done Well Wheeled BY ROGER B. SWAIN so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. —William Carlos Williams, “The Red Wheelbarrow” RIDING IN A WHEELBARROW pushed by …

Balancing Act

by GLENN WITHEY and CHARLES PRICE A standout garden can still fit in with the wider landscape photography by LYNNE HARRISON IN THE EARLY MONTHS of 2000, we were called in to help with the undeveloped landscape surrounding a contemporary …

A Trip to Bountiful

BY VALERIE EASTON PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD W. HARTLAGE How the desire for a few cut flowers led to full-blown borders IT ALL STARTED WHEN I PLANTED some extra flowers for cutting. I never meant to end up with a jungle. …

PIONEERS of DESIGN

THREE INNOVATORS WHO ARE RESHAPING THE AMERICAN GARDEN Here in America, we’re living in a golden age of garden design. There is more creativity and excitement in the field than at any time in the past. Today’s designers see their …

Power Play 6

String Trimmers & Brush Cutter BY KAREN WEIR-JIMERSON THE FIRST TIME I LAID HANDS on a string trimmer, I felt like the Wicked Witch of the West. The gentlest squeeze of my hand activated the whirring string at the base …

Living IN THE GARDEN 8

Garden Lighting The winter months are the perfect time to plan garden lighting—the sun sets early, leaving you plenty of waking hours in which to note where your garden could use some extra illumination. Choose which plants deserve some spotlight, …

High Ground 19

Carol Bishop Miller confronts the invasives in her garden MY PARENTS HAIL FROM a small southern town where the mysterious, vine-swaddled ravines and amorphously enshrouded trees have inspired an annual kudzu festival. As a child, I shinnied up sleek mimosas …

LESSONS IN DESIGN 4

PLANTING FOR THE FIVE SENSES by PATRICK CHASSE Garden design often starts with a vision, an imagined picture, of what the garden will look like. But a garden is a complex environment. It can provide many levels of interest to …

LIVING IN THE GARDEN 5

By MEGHCN LYNCH PHOTOGRAPHY BY WEBB CHAPPELL City Style Their maker calls these the metro for their modern styling and fresh color options. They are extremely lightweight but not flimsy in the least –they’d hold up on treks down city …

Garden Tractor, Lawn Tractor

BY KAREN WEIR- JIME RSON At first glance, the term “tractor” and the words “lawn” and “garden” do not seem to go together. “Tractor” implies a large farming implement capable of tilling, planting, and harvesting the back 40. Lawns are …

Q&A WITH BOB POLOMSKI 17

Extension Consumer Horticulturist, Clemson University I have a winter home in Georgia, and I am fascinated by the Spanish moss that drapes the branches of many of the live oak trees there. Can you tell me more about it?—E.C., by …