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Maidenhair Vine | An Ornamental Plant for Outdoor (and Indoor) Gardens

By Avenue – Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14980740 Maidenhair vine (Muehlenbeckia complexa) is a deciduous climbing vine native to New Zealand. It is most notably known for its versatility as a prolific ground cover and screening plant due its rampart but … Continue reading

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Sunn Hemp: A Garden-Boosting Ornamental Plant

Sunn Hemp (Crotalaria juncea) is a poplar nitrogen-boosting member of the legume family. Although notably grown in the more tropical regions of Asia, it actually originates from India. It is perfect for the home gardener or an urban farm because … Continue reading

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Grow a Fern Garden or Add Ferns to Your Outdoor Space with These Exotic Beauties

Ferns (Pteridophytes) have long been a favored plant worldwide, and are included in  both indoor and outdoor gardens. They are natural to woodland forests around the globe.

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The Trumpet Vine | A Way to Add Beauty to Your Garden

The Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans) is a fast growing, tenacious climbing vine native to the southeast region of the US. This hardy perennial is also known as trumpet creeper and produces large, tubular and stunningly beautiful flowers with colors ranging … Continue reading

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Agapanthus | An Exotic Beauty of a Flower That Brings Annual Pop to Gardens

  Agapanthus (African Lily) is a summer flowering perennial (grown from bulbous root stocks) and is native to South Africa. Agapanthus features spectacular blue, white, pink and purple flowers on top of deciduous and tender evergreen leaves which would be … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Acacias |Ornamental Trees for the Garden

 

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Garlic O’Plenty | A Quick Guide to Garlic for the Garden

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My Japanese Knotweed Garden Nightmare….

Re-adapted from my sister blog: Anna’s Gardening Antics and Musings Greetings my fellow gardeners. Thirteen years ago I purchased a beautiful old home with a tiny yard full of miscellaneous shrubs and unusual mystery plants.  I had lovely thoughts of … Continue reading

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What is Melilot? A Bee-Attracting Garden Plant

Photo via: Flickr Melilot (Melilotus officinalis), also known as Yellow Sweet Clover, is a non-native plant originating from Eurasia and brought to the US as fodder for animals and a cover crop to produce a bust of nitrogen to poor … Continue reading

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Terrariums | Decorative Interior Gardens Under Glass

Long relegated to school classrooms and science fair project tables, terrariums have found their way into homes. Here, our domestic diva, Melinda Graham, dishes on how to plant a stylish, low-maintenance mini indoor oasis this spring.

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In the Garden, Spring Finally Arrives

In France, as across much of North America, spring has finally sprung. And Mike Alexander is ready as the ‘Saint of Frost’ gives way to seasonal bloom.

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How to Shop for Spring Garden Plants

Kerry Meyer, program manager with high-performing plant brand Proven Winners, on how to find healthy plants in garden centers.

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Bordeaux, France | A Living History

GV’s European correspondent, Mike Alexander, gives a quick primer on the living—and growing—heritage of the French city known as La Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty)

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Photos | The World’s Largest Flower Garden

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Photo | A Lush Mature Garden of Delights

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE Photo | Beautiful Hardscaped Garden with Birdbath Photo | A Lovely Potting Shed for the Garden Photo | A Formal Garden in Eastern Europe    

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The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden | A Conversation with Author Roy Diblik

GV’s Joyce H. Newman catches up with renown garden designer Roy Diblik, who discuses his work and new book, “The Know Maintenance Garden.”

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Spring Planting Tips for Outside and In

Westbury Garden Rooms, a builder of beautiful custom conservatories and orangeries in the U.K., offers GV readers some spring planting advice.

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Bookworm | Plant By Numbers

A hot-off-the-press indoor garden how-to manual.

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Bookworm | Plant This Instead! Better Plant Choices

A valuable resource guide for gardeners looking to expand their planting options.

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Garden Room, Sunroom and Conservatory Planting and Gardening Ideas

Westbury Garden Rooms, which skillfully builds graceful conservatories and orangeries across the U.K., gives Garden Variety readers advice on planting in around these winter-friendly spaces bathed in natural light.

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The Kissing Ball | A Holiday Decorating How-To

Garden writer and illustrator Steve Asbell shares a decorative twist on traditional mistletoe

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Holiday Plant Care | Melinda Myers Shares Her Houseplant Survival Secrets

Gardening expert Melinda Myers offers a little expert advice with GV readers on caring for some often-difficult holiday houseplants.

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