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One of the best things to do for your garden come winter? Study up! Research plants for problem spots, find tips for tending what’s already rooted, and dig for fresh inspiration. Sure, the Internet’s a great resource, but a familiar book makes accessing info quick and easy (with no worry over dodgy websites). Here, find a few favorite tomes

Learn how one couple turned a suburban green space into an Asian contemplative garden

For lasting autumn interest, try this combination 

Transform your landscape’s cooler, darker corners with striking foliage and flowers

These fragrant blooms signal the arrival of spring


Keep your garden beds flowering with the spectacular daylily


Plant daffodil bulbs this fall and, in a few months, their cheerful blooms will signal warmer weather to come

This beloved shrub lives up to its botanical name—Osmanthus fragrans—offering dainty clusters of heady blooms

Plant coneflowers for eye-catching beds that attract birds, bees, and butterflies

When it comes to these showy bloomers, options abound. Pick the hydrangea variety that will thrive in your green space.

Recycle unwanted silver-plate pieces or garage-sale finds into interesting and elegant containers

Reach new heights with vertical gardens—living “paintings” for patios, porches, or outdoor rooms


Dig into this month's Carolina Yard Gardening School

Plant this magnolia hybrid for an elegant harbinger of spring.

Enjoy evergreen foliage, fall flowers, and even a caffeinated tea from this lesser-known camellia


Growing as shrubs and trees, pomegranates make for a beautiful and fruitful transition from summer to fall

Retired physician and green hobbyist Gene Johnson transforms an outdated downtown yard into a lush, open-air living room for its part-time, Spoleto-loving owners

Food editor Heather Garvin looks to her own backyard harvest to dress up warm-weather menus

Get the dirt on the City Greenhouse’s little-known community programs and volunteer opportunities