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Reader Tips • GREAT IDEAS FROM SMART GARDENERS
THE WILD SIDE
HAVE A GREAT GARDEN TIP?
WHAT IS A NATIVAR?
Plant for Pollinators
Grow a Beautiful Garden in Dry Shade
Barbara’s Favorite Shade Plants
10 Unusual Annuals You Can Grow From Seed
Meet THE Spurges • This is one easy-care plant you don’t want to pass up.
4 Succulent Spurges You Should Grow
3 Herbaceous Spurges You Should Grow
5 Tips for Summer Success
SUCCESSION PLANTING • The secret to a super-productive vegetable garden.
THREE SUCCESSION PLANTING STRATEGIES • There are several ways to approach succession planting. Here are the three strategies I use to maximize production:
Succession Planting in Action
DESTINATION I GARDENS • Whether they’re down the block or across the country, these gardens are worth the trip.
GROW THE BEST VEGGIES • Powell Gardens has been trialing vegetables for years and found these varieties perform well in the growing conditions there.
LONG-LASTING WATER-WISE BEAUTY • This mix of plants from the Roads Water Smart Garden will keep your borders looking great throughout the seasons.
Make Every Inch Count • An avid plantsman packs his garden with plants that have proven their performance.
A Gallery of Lovely Lilies
Spring Woodland Walk
Meet the Plants
What I’ve Learned About Raised Beds
Q&A • DO YOU HAVE GARDEN QUESTIONS? WE HAVE ANSWERS!
GARDEN ESSENTIALS • NEW PLANTS • TRENDING PRODUCTS • MUST-HAVE BOOKS
GARDENING for Good
‘Purity’ candytuft • Iberis sempervirens
Soften Up the Edges
Sweeten Spring With This Low-Water Perennial
Make Pruning Easier!
Making the cut • When you’re ready to prune, look for the buds along each stem and choose your spot and angle carefully. Here’s how!
How to prune for a casual look
Get an overgrown shrub back in line • The old lilac in photo 5 has a lot of dead branches and looks ugly. Can it be saved? Yes!
Shear for a formal style • Many evergreens, and even some deciduous plants, can be sheared into dense formal shapes. It might look complicated, but it’s easier than you might think!
Remove a limb in 3 easy cuts • Sooner or later you’ll probably need to take off a tree limb to repair storm damage or to keep from hitting your head as you mow the grass.
Never follow this pruning advice • You may have heard at least one of these pieces of advice being touted as fact. The experts disagree. Here’s why.
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