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The newest web article for State-by-State Gardening was written by:

Susan Martin

Susan Martin is a lifelong Michigan gardener and Director of Marketing at Walters Gardens, Inc., a leading wholesale perennial grower in the United States.

 

 

The Power of the Edit
by Scott Beuerlein - posted 07/31/13

From a design perspective, at times we need to reacquaint ourselves with the notion that — sometimes — less is more. As gardeners, we know and value the importance of diversity. It’s a good thing, too. Each year, new varieties of everything flood the market, and we are encouraged to try them all ...   >> read article
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‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’ Limber Pine
Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’
by June Hutson - posted 07/26/13

Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’, a Plant of Merit selection for 2013, is a needled evergreen. The species is native to Southwestern Canada through the Western U.S. to Mexico and is found primarily in the Rocky Mountains at elevations of 5,000 to 12,000 feet. The species name refers to the flexible branchlets and twigs ...   >> read article
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Create a Focal Point in a Day
by Karen Atkins - posted 07/24/13

Gardening is usually an exercise in patience. Everything takes time. But here are a few ways to get instant gratification by creating some ‘pop’ in the landscape with new focal points. We gardeners revel in a pastime that is all about the long game. We are used to waiting and the sport truly does reward us for our patience ...   >> read article
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Bottlebrush Buckeye
Aesculus parviflora
by Ann McCulloh - posted 07/19/13

Bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) is a shade-tolerant native American shrub with ornamental features all year round. Rather slow-growing at first, it produces classic deep green hand-shaped foliage the first couple of years after planting ...   >> read article
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Mysterious Mosses
by Gene Bush - posted 07/17/13

Soft, green, lush, touchable, ancient-looking — mosses are beautiful and fascinating additions to nearly any shade garden. And did you know that they have no root systems? Learn more about these underused undergrowths ...   >> read article
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