If I had to choose a favorite Horticulture back issue, it may be our January 2010 issue. (Though choosing just one favorite would be hard! If anyone has asked you to name your favorite plant in your garden, you know the feeling.)
This issue includes an excellent feature on plants for dry shade. It's a question we always hear in our online workshops and often find in our editorial inbox—what can I grow in the dry shade of mature trees? The feature in this issue answers that question in terms of perennials, shrubs and vines, and offers practical tips, too.
Another HUGE highlight of this issue is our annual "Plants We Love" section—the best to date, by far. (We have another awesome one planned for January 2011!) The 2010 Plants We Love is 30 pages of plants, plain and simple. There's a segment on native plants, in which I asked a representative from each of the 50 states to recommend an excellent native and how to grow it. There's a segment on award-winning plants, which describes trees, shrubs and perennials that have been deemed superb by programs across the country. And finally there are pages detailing the plants introduced to the market by major plant breeders in 2010.
This issue is a valuable resource when you're wondering "What should I plant?"
We're all out of hard copies of this popular issue, but it's always available as a download!