Recent Back Issues

May/June 2024

May 2024

Read about hardy geraniums for regional gardens, how Mary Hockenberry Meyer popularized ornamental grasses, ancient cycads for today’s gardens, flowering lawns to support pollinators, the basics of matching perennials, and more.

March/April 2024

March 2024

Read about native bulbous plants for spring color, selecting plants that will grow with your garden, how one family’s garden became a deeper connection to cultural identity, matching vines to appropriate structures, lemony-scented and flavored herbs, and more.

January/February 2024

January 2024

Read about new plants for 2024, social media influencers inspiring a generation of diverse plant lovers, strategies for dealing with drought, alternatives for peat moss, stellar camellias for home gardens, and more.

September/October 2023

September 2023

Read about native groundcovers that benefit wildlife, an edible garden in Los Angeles that teaches how to grow food and build a community, shade-loving toad lilies, using data from plant trials to make better choices, and more.

July/August 2023

July 2023

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May/June 2023

May 2023

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March/April 2023

March 2023

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January/February 2023

January 2023

Read about new plants to try in 2023, a North Carolina couple who each directs a major botanical garden, tricks for cultivating landscapes on steep terrains, how a gardener created community in his Northern California neighborhood, and more.

November/December 2022

November 2022

Read about beautiful primroses for early spring color, ways to use edging in a landscape, a selection of shrubs that bloom in winter, how to propagate with soft stem cuttings, and more.

September/October 2022

September 2022

Read about perennials that provide colorful fall foliage, intriguing native annuals, what’s new with mulch and mulching, how some gardeners have outwitted weed laws, and more.

July/August 2022

July 2022

Read about oaks suited to various regions in the country, how to appreciate a garden as an auditory experience, versatile evergreen shrubs for small spaces, principles of designing a flower garden, and more.

May/June 2022

May 2022

Read about how creeping phlox can add spring color to your garden, avoiding common garden jargon mistakes, trees and shrubs that can be trained as standards, unusual climbing vegetables, ways that garden clubs can appeal to younger generations, and more.

March/April 2022

March 2022

Read about exciting new native wild indigos (Baptisia spp.), the legendary career of garden communicator Elvin McDonald, how breeders worldwide are developing improved selections of culinary herbs, and more.

January/February 2022

January 2022

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November/December 2021

November 2021

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.

September/October 2021

September 2021

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.

July/August 2021

July 2021

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.

May/June 2021

May 2021

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.

March/April 2021

March 2021

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.

January/February 2021

January 2021

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.

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.

November/December 2023

January 2017

Read about buds that contribute subtle beauty to the winter landscape, palms for home gardens, a California man’s quest to save endangered western monarch butterflies, promoting gardening at public libraries, and more.