Regions

Find region-specific gardening info here.

Interior West: Full Pockets

BY LAUREN SPRINGER / Masonville, Colorado, Zone 5 PLANTS between dry-laid paving stones are nothing new in European gardens. Nature takes her cue, and presto—the romantic, tufty, fuzzy walkways of “neglected” gardens. In England, a few bricks are pulled from …

The Show Goes On

THERE IS NOTHING like the fantasy of full-blown, flowery gardens in the middle of winter to reassure us that the earth is again spinning toward springtime. What else but a flower show offers daffodils blooming beneath spires of June-flowering delphiniums or the luxury of inhaling lily perfume five months early?

Northern California: For the Birds

BY JEFF COX/Kenwood, California, Zone 9 In much of the country, there comes a special mild day in late March or early April that makes one glad to be alive. Its sudden pleasantness signals that the long months of horticultural …

Mid-Atlantic: Gardens of the Spirit

Nature has supplied us with a multitude of incredibly powerful scenes that are capable of rejuvenating the human spirit, but I believe that a well-designed garden right outside your back door can stimulate a similar positive experience.

Upper South: New-Found Fronds

BY C. COLSTON BURRELL /Free Union, Virginia, Zone 7 WHEN I’m just too hot to pretend it’s still spring, and a full tree canopy has enshrouded my garden, woodland flowers give way to foliage. It is undeniably summer, and under …

Field Notes 31

WINTER FLOWERS always come as a special delight—all the more so if they happen to be fragrant. Luckily, we in the South can grow a number of winter-blooming shrubs renowned for their fragrance.