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Why This Works – Garden Design

Horticulture Why This Works Design

Curved garden beds are elegant. They provide movement in the garden, gently guiding your eyes and your feet as you explore. They remain visible, even in the winter. The curve of the garden bed can be created by the contours …

Why This Works – Garden Design

Horticulture Civic Garden Center Garden Design

  One of the best ways to study good garden design is to explore your local parks and gardens. A few minutes from the offices of Horticulture magazine is the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati. We spied this little …

Understanding Basil Downy Mildew

Understanding Basil Downy Mildew

  Herb growers and pesto lovers are feeling a bit stressed the past few years due to the increasing pervasiveness of basil downy mildew (BDM). Sweet basil plants, those most cherished by gardeners, are the most susceptible to the disease. …

Tips For Selecting Vining Plants

Horticulture magazine vining plants on arbor

  The same golden rule for selecting garden plants, trees and shrubs also holds true for vining plants: Choose the best plant for the space. Vining plants can be diminutive and comfortably grow in a large patio container, or they …

Attracting Birds Starts With Fresh Water

Bird Bath Horticulture

In the summer, when food supplies are abundant, what birds need most is fresh, safe-to-access water for drinking and bathing. Traditional birdbaths look good in the garden, but are not necessarily the birds’ first choice. In natural settings, birds drink …

Growing Cool-Season Edible


Cool-Season Crops: • Thrive when daytime temperatures are between 65 – 80 degrees and the nighttime temperatures stay above 40 degrees. • Many cool-season vegetables can tolerate a light frost. • Plant cool-season seedlings 2 to 4 weeks before the …