November/December 2016 Issue
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Features in this Issue
Do you have more plants than you know what to do with right now? Create a holding bed—a temporary nursery—to care for them until you can place them in the garden.p>
Divine Daphnes by Paul Lee Cannon
This diverse genus of showy flowering shrubs is prized for the heavenly fragrance of many species. Find images of all the plants mentioned in this article on our Delightful Daphnes Pinterest board.
Guerrilla Gardening by Patricia A. Taylor
Though technically illegal, gardens planted on other people’s property are enriching communities around the country in inspiring ways.
Bamboos with Boundaries by Julie Bawden-Davis
Clumping bamboos, which don’t spread like their infamous runaway counterparts, allow gardeners to enjoy the beauty and grace of these giant members of the grass family. Find images of all the plants mentioned in this article on our Clumping Bamboo Pinterest board.
Harvesting edible weeds from the garden makes weeding a much more satisfying experience. See more of these plants on our Edible Weeds Pinterest board.
Highlights from our Departments
This 252-acre Gulf Coast garden in Texas survived a destructive snowstorm, then Hurrican Ike, but reopened with LEED-certified buildings, a wetland habitat, historic azalea gardens, and more.
Homegrown Harvest: Luscious Lemongrass
Grow your own lemongrass for herb teas, or to use when preparing Thai and Vietnamese cuisine.
New berry varieties from the USDA, discoveries about spring flowering triggers, Burpee's long-term funding for the White House Kitchen Garden, and new names for two public gardens in the Cleveland area.
A potpourri of useful gardening products, from our Contributing Editor, Rita Pelczar.
Reviews of Urban Forests and The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Brancroft Garden.
Our annual list of gift ideas with plant and garden themes.
AHS News Special: America in Bloom Awards
How an American downtown was transformed by plants.
News from the American Horticultural Society
The AHS and the American Dahlia Society are organizing the May 2017 meeting of the Coalition of American Plant Societies (CAPS) at the headquarters of the Ball Horticultural Company in Chicago, and the AHS President's Council has a behind-the-scenes trip to Connecticut nurseries, public and private gardens in June.