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A gem of a holly
Why are plants with blue-green leaves among the easiest to place in the landscape? Their foliage can make a small garden or spa...
It's the berries—and the blooms
One of the dilemmas for gardeners is that there are so many plants we want to grow. But then we realize there is only so much t...
It's fall: think spring
If you want beautiful flowering bulbs in the spring, you have to plant them in the fall. Tulips, narcissus/daffodils, hyacinths...
A better bloomer
Plants that are popular today may have been trendy 25 or more years ago. New and updated versions of some old favorites occasio...
White fringetree does double duty
The best advice I can give someone who wants to know how to have a low-maintenance garden is threefold: always select plants wi...
This tree rules
Japanese maples are one of the best-loved groups of trees. There are many varieties...
Color it summer
The summer garden can be a challenge to even the most experienced gardener. But no matter what the weather conditions are, we s...
Petunia with pizazz
It is hard to imagine any summer garden without one or more flowering petunias.
With 'Liberty' and hostas for all
Spring has arrived and what's old becomes new again in every garden...
Good ol' Eastern redbud
Every spring I tell myself I'd like to plant a redbud tree, but somehow I still don't have one. It is a plant that works in man...
A plant for all four seasons
Gardeners are always looking for a "four seasons plant," meaning a plant with one or more attractive characteristics in each of...
Pineapple lily a showstopper
Worth pushing the hardiness limit on this bulb
Gardenias can be tough, but bring them indoors for the winter
Southern staple can be surprisingly robust in Kentucky winters
Good luck Cordyline
Ti plant grows well outside or inside for overwintering