The American Gardener

January/February 2020

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Features in this Issue

Garden Trends and New Plants for 2020 by Rita Pelczar

More young people are getting into getting into gardening, and large, showy flowers are in demand. Find out what else is on the horizon.

Annie Hayes of Annie’s Annuals and Perennials by Nan Sterman

Plant enthusiasts, especially those on the West Coast, know this San Francisco-area nursery owner is ahead of the curve.

Design Lessons from Mother Nature by Karen Bussolini

Understanding how plants adapt to their ecosystems can give you can edge when designing your garden.

Cones for Connoisseurs by Sara Malone

Take time to appreciate the spring beauty of these conifers—and perhaps add one to your garden.

Bleeding Hearts and Their Kin by Amy Campion

Add color and a bit of whimsy to shaded and woodland gardens in spring with these graceful perennials.

Special Feature

Leslie Bennett: Designing Diversity by Nan Sterman

Creating landscapes that connect their owners to the land and to their cultural heritage is the mission of this innovative San Francisco Bay-area garden designer

Highlights from our Departments

RAP Gardens in Focus: Tohono Chul

Part of a series of profiles of the  330+ gardens where AHS members have special admission privileges and discounts.

This garden in Tucson, Arizona, pays homage to the plants and culture of the Sonoran Desert.

Homegrown Harvest: Flavorful Mulberries

New selections of this easy-to-grow tree fit into most gardens and will provide many seasons of delicious fruit.