Plants

Grow edibles and ornamentals successfully—here’s how.

3 Must-Try Roses to Grow in the New Year

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New Intros from David Austin Roses Summer has passed and yet we’re experiencing unseasonably mild temperatures here at Horticulture headquarters in southwestern Ohio in the early days of November—weather that’s encouraging the roses to grow still! A hard frost is sure …

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Favorite Gold Evergreens for the Winter Garden

Virtues: Hinoki falsecypress is an evergreen shrub that adds fine texture to the garden all year. Several excellent dwarf and gold-foliage varieties exist, and these bring an extra burst of color to beds and borders.

Witch’s Brew: Be Careful Out There!

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In a scene from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a witch’s brew is concocted to conjure the souls of the dead. Along with magical animal parts and cursed objects thrown into the cauldron, the witches include plant ingredients: poison hemlock and yew.

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The Right Way to Harvest Rhubarb in 3 Steps

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Rhubarb, with its delicious edible leaf stalks loaded with a tangy yet sweet, crisp flavor, often serves as the perfect companion for strawberries or as the main ingredient in pies, jams and jellies. These tasty cool-weather veggies are great additions …

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