Plants We Love

Read all about the new and best plants for gardening in Horticulture‘s free gardening magazine, Plants We Love 2014. It features hot new varieties and award winners for 2014. Click to read this free gardening magazine online right now.

Easy-to-Follow Tips for Growing Trees In Pots

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Japanese maples are the very best selection for growing trees in pots (or containers). Their incredible diversity of color and form provides an inspiring selection from which to choose, while their slow growth habit and their shallow, fibrous roots perfectly suit them to container culture. Expert grower Patricia Smyth shares these easy-to-follow tips.

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Sedum Pure Joy Is a Perfect Edging Plant

sedum pure joy

Virtues: Sedum Pure Joy is a drought-tolerant perennial that makes a perfect edging alongside the flower garden, rock garden or in a large mixed container. It offers the handsome, succulent foliage and puffy late-summer flowers we expect from tall sedums …

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Hosta Island Breeze Brightens the Shade Garden

hosta island breeze

Virtues: Hosta Island Breeze features bold foliage that brightens any garden area with its bright gold color in spring. It continues to contribute color and substance throughout the summer. This hosta’s thick leaves are resistant to damage from pests.

How to Get Mad Blooms from Your Hydrangeas

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The key to mad blooms from your hydrangeas: prune them while they’re young. With all types of hydrangeas, it pays dividends to build a strong bushy plant, even before you worry about flowers. The first few years after planting are the most important for pruning hydrangeas because you’ll be building the foundation for years to come.

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Benefits of Bearded Iris: Strong Stems & Resilient Flowers

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Specialist iris growers have developed a fantastic array of bearded iris varieties with clear colors, weather-resistant petals and sturdy stems. The advent of Internet buying makes it easier than ever to source new varieties of iris for your garden. However, the sheer number of bearded iris cultivars and the dazzling creativity of their names make choosing any one (or six) an intimidating prospect for novice fanciers. We’ve got tips to help you.

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