Recent Back Issues
Read about the importance of creating habitat for birds in our gardens, edible herbs with delectable tropical flavors, beautiful conifers that stand out in winter, how and when to divide plants, and more.
Read about pairing spring bulbs with suitable companions for multi-season displays, techniques for creating a sense of movement in a garden, stellar native viburnums for year-round beauty and wildlife value, plant breeder Hans Hansen’s exuberant Michigan garden, and more.
Read about how to use variegated and silver foliage to light up a garden all season long, the diverse and beautiful flowers in the genus Penstemon, 10 beyond-ordinary culinary herbs to add new flavors to the garden and kitchen, how one gardener created a desert paradise in Arizona, and more.
Read about summer-blooming bulbous plants from Agapanthus to Zephyranthes, designing with layers to achieve a naturalistic landscape, how to arrange containers to create focal points, using regionally native plants for an American take on a classic English border, and more.
Read about lily of the valley and its relatives, the world of plant patenting, hardy begonias, how to make climate-driven plant choices in summer-dry West Coast regions, and more.
Read about new plants and gardening trends for 2021, how to have success with bare-root plants, the argument for using botanical names, adding color indoors out with bougainvilleas, how to build a free-standing no-dig garden, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.