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Garden Gate

March/April 2021
Magazine

You CAN create the garden of your dreams with Garden Gate magazine! Every issue is packed with must-have plants, reader tips, simple time- and money-saving ideas, step-by-step, how-to help and the inspiration you need to create a gorgeous garden year after year.

WHAT’S A ZONE & WHY DOES IT MATTER?

from the editor

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GARDEN GATE ONLINE • WEBSITE • SOCIAL MEDIA • NEWSLETTER • AND MORE!

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

Seed Sources

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

GARDEN JARGON

Q&A • DO YOU HAVE GARDEN QUESTIONS? WE HAVE ANSWERS!

WEED WATCH

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.

Vibrant courtyard

DID YOU KNOW?

FINISHING TOUCHES


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Frequency: Every other month Pages: 84 Publisher: Active Interest Media Edition: March/April 2021

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: February 2, 2021

Formats

OverDrive Magazine

subjects

Home & Garden

Languages

English

You CAN create the garden of your dreams with Garden Gate magazine! Every issue is packed with must-have plants, reader tips, simple time- and money-saving ideas, step-by-step, how-to help and the inspiration you need to create a gorgeous garden year after year.

WHAT’S A ZONE & WHY DOES IT MATTER?

from the editor

Garden gate us

GARDEN GATE ONLINE • WEBSITE • SOCIAL MEDIA • NEWSLETTER • AND MORE!

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

Seed Sources

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

GARDEN JARGON

Q&A • DO YOU HAVE GARDEN QUESTIONS? WE HAVE ANSWERS!

WEED WATCH

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.

Vibrant courtyard

DID YOU KNOW?

FINISHING TOUCHES


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