Southwest BY JUDY MIELKE / Scottsdale, Arizona, Zone 9 Desert Destinations WILDFLOWERS are splashing their color everywhere—out in the desert, along the highway, and in neighborhood common areas. As spring debuts in nature, it makes a grand entrance in gardens … Read Article
A test station in Wyoming helped determine hardy plants for the rugged west.
BY C. COLSTON BURRELL/Free Union, Virginia, Zone 7 The allure of exotic plants is inescapable. In spite of a rich and beautiful native flora, we are invariably drawn to plants from distant shores. As a result, our gardens rely heavily … Read Article
How one Alaskan gardener uses seaweed to improve her soil.
Gardeners everywhere greet spring with enthusiasm, but the duration and severity of New England winters encourage those of us who garden here to regard with a certain ardor the first plants to emerge from the still-cold ground. Read Article
Here are some ways to make the garden look lively in Texas’s hottest time of year.
BY SEAN CONWAY/ Tiverton, Rhode Island, Zone 6b THE MONTHS OF May and June mark the apex of many perennial gardens, especially those in cold-winter regions. More plants are in bloom during these two months than at any other time … Read Article
Who’s native and who is not carries weight in the ever-more-populated state of Colorado, and the least favorite arrivals seem to be Texans. Fortunately such attitudes are irrelevant in the garden. Ours is brimming with Texas plants that are much hardier than we might have guessed. Read Article
BY LAUREN SPRINGER / Masonville, Colorado, Zone 5 In England, gardening has been raised to an art form. It is a cultural expression, a national identity. Love, technique, and plantsmanship come together; gardens burst forth like jewels spangling the island. … Read Article
This is strictly unofficial, but my garden has become an arboretum—a one-sixth-acre collection of small trees and shrubs suitable for a tough climate and a tight spot. Read Article
Gardeners in the Northwest note climate change in their yards and gardens.