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Summer bulbs, which go in when the soil warms in spring, can be the easiest and most satisfying way to give your garden a hit of exotic color and fragrance during the hottest months of the year. Now is the time for gardeners in most parts of the country to make plans for and order summer bulbs, in order to get them in the dirt in April or May.
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A slide show of the plants, garden, and architecture of a classic Beverly Hills home.
Loaded with color and personality, this courtyard garden from Garden Design reader Christina Salwitz provides privacy while still letting light in, and features a flow of crushed granite to give a "bright Hawaiian beach" feel even on a dreary day.
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Not since the likes of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors has their been a botanical diva like Lois, the Corpse Flower, in Houston. One might call her the Snooki of the plant world, with a giant poof and an attitude even stronger than her smell. We chat with Lois, who gained her fame with her stink and her Twitter stream last year, about how life—now that her 15-minutes of fame is over—has been treating her. We discover that this Titan arum has still got her groove on.
The world's oldest tree is Methuselah, a 4,741-year-old bristlecone pine in California's White Mountains.
The landmark work of British botanist Anna Atkins paved the way for a new field of botanic photography.
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This plant is described as looking like and smelling like "the backside of a flatulent pig." And, bonus—it's easy to grow! Our latest look at the plant catalogs gracing our desk.
University of Georgia's famed football coach is passionate about two things: football and gardening. In our Q & A, he talks about his biggest gardening challenge: "Trying to keep it up as I acquire more and more space and more plants. My mother used to say, 'Housework is never done.' The same can be said for gardening."
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We lust over the many magnolias in the Rare Find Nursery catalog.
True black plants are nonexistent in nature, but some of these sumptuous gems exhibit shades of the deepest purple. For contrast and sheer beauty, they’re intriguing additions to your garden or home.
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