The American Gardener

January/February 2023

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Features in this Issue

New Plants for 2023 by Claire Splan

Update your garden with some of these new plants available this year.

Horticultural Power Couple by Pam Beck

Horticulture is all in the family for Adrienne and Jon Roethlig, who each directs public gardens 14 miles apart in North Carolina.

Gardening on a Slope by Karen Bussolini

Three experienced gardeners offer suggestions for addressing the challenges of a steep landscape.

Bay Area Garden Revolution by Paul Lee Cannon

Find out how digging up a lawn set an example for waterwise gardening—and cultivated community in a Northern California neighborhood.

In Defense of Dumb Questions. And Smart Answers by Marianne Willburn

How do we inspire people to become more knowledgeable gardeners? By offering them smart, detailed information that challenges them.

Highlights from our Departments

News from the AHS

AHS co-sponsors webinars from New Directions in the American Landscape and Perennially Yours, five new gardens join the AHS’s Reciprocal Admissions Program, and save the date for the annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium on Knoxville this summer.

AHS News Special

An interview with new AHS Board Chair Scott Plein, who shares his vision for the future of the AHS and its headquarters at River Farm.

Global Garden Inspiration

An occasional look at recent destinations in the AHS’s Travel Study Program. In this issue: Skrudur Botanical Garden in Iceland.

Insect Insights

Learn why we need spiders in our gardens.