Recent Back Issues

November/December 2020

November 2020

Read about trees and shrubs with eye-catching stems that add winter interest in the garden, agaves suited for small spaces, how to propagate woody plants by layering, the many benefits of gardening under cover, and more.

September/October 2020

September 2020

Read about North American vines that add grace to the garden, an extraordinary moss garden in the Midwest, how urban food forests are bringing communities together, carefree self-sowing native plants, and more.

July/August 2020

July 2020

Read about how to create a fragrant pathway, a new approach to the old art of bonsai, the versatility of native sedges, growing tropical plants in temperate climates, and more.

May/June 2020

May 2020

Read about out-of-the-ordinary annuals for your summer garden, bringing a prairie aesthetic to suburbia, native azaleas for season-long color, the importance of insects in the ecoystem, and more.

March/April 2020

March 2020

Current members can read about how to integrate ephemeral plants effectively in the garden, new blight-tolerant boxwoods and boxwood substitutes, how to use see-through plants to add drama to the landscape, tips for foraging for edibles, and much more.

January/February 2020

January 2020

Current members can read about new plants and gardening trends for 2020, design lessons from Mother Nature, bleeding hearts and their relatives for shade gardens, the beauty of conifer cones, and much more.

November/December 2019

November 2019

Current members can read about how to successfully cultivate citrus trees in borderline-hardy regions, design garden spaces for indoor viewing, grow edibles in containers, propagate favorite trees and shrubs from hardwood cuttings, and much more.

September/October 2019

September 2019

Current members can read about how to create seasonal containers for outdoor display, adding fritillarias to spring bulb planting, ways to promote sustainability in their communities, and much more.

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July/August 2019

July 2019

Current members can read about plants that encourage a tactile experience in the garden, deer-resistant container combinations, native trees and shrubs with medicinal pasts, the merits of drip irrigation, and much more.

May/June 2019

May 2019

Current members can read about ruggedly elegant prickly pears, how to grow a bountiful cut-flower garden, designing with daylilies, plants for soggy sites, and much more.

March/April 2019

March 2019

Current members can read about trendy tillandsias, how to set a mood with various colors in the garden, flowering cherries for small spaces, beautiful but underused bellflower relatives, plus much more. Several articles are open to all.

January/February 2019

January 2019

Current members can read about what’s trending in the garden for 2019 and the new plant introductions that are keeping pace, how to dress up drab walkways, selecting the best mix of flower types to attract butterflies, plus much more. Several articles are open to all.

November/December 2018

November 2018

Current members can read about ways to make your garden a haven for birds in winter, forcing hardy bulbs for an early taste of spring, providing your garden with just the right amount of nitrogen, and a fascinating plant deformity known as fasciation, plus much more. Several articles are open to all.

September/October 2018

September 2018

Current members can read about how to use smaller bulbs to make a big impact, hornbeams to add distinction to your landscape, and native shrubs for pollinators. Several articles are open to all.

July/August 2018

July 2018

Current members can learn about how to make their gardens more water-thrifty, gorgeous goldenrods, and native groundcover plants. Several articles are open to all including an interview with Slow Flowers founder, Debra Prinzing.

May/June 2018

May 2018

Current members can learn about morning glories and their kin, new and exciting magnolias, the revival of the American native pawpaw fruit tree, design ideas for garden benches, and more. Several articles are open to all including a guide to creating colorful containers with foliage, a preview of our July conference on youth gardening, a visit to the Statewide Arboretum in Nebraska, how the AHS is helping feed giant pandas at the National Zoo, and reviews of pruning tools.

March/April 2018

March 2018

Current members can learn about winning strategies in the battle against weeds, low-maintenance lawn alternatives that are environmentally friendly, exotic perennials for shade, backyard beekeeping, and more. Several articles are open to all including the announcement of our 2018 Great American Gardener and Book Award Winners, a visit to Cheekwood Estate & Gardens in Tennessee, and reviews of battery-powered tools.

January/February 2018

January 2018

Current members can learn about an easy way to start seeds, how to nurture wildlife with native dioecious shrubs, choose varieties of spurflower (Plectranthus), grow ephemeral erythroniums (dogtooth violets and trout lilies), and more. Several articles are open to all such as a look at acclaimed new plants coming to garden centers this year.