The American Gardener

January/February 2024

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Features in this Issue

New Plants for 2024 by Claire Splan

They’re bright and bold, exciting and different. And they’re coming soon to a nursery near you.

Dealing with Drought by Nan Sterman

Drought is a growing issue for gardeners across North America. Here are some ideas to help make your garden more drought resilient in the face of climate change.

The Rise of Plantfluencers by Georgia Silvera Seamans

Creative online influencers are helping a diverse new generation of gardeners begin a love affair with plants.

Looking Beyond Peat by Gail Hudson

Peat moss is widely used in the horticultural world, but a growing number of gardeners are seeking alternatives to this endangered resource.

Camellias: Proven Performers by Bradford King

Camellias are prized for their evergreen foliage and beautiful, roselike flowers that bloom sometime between fall and spring.

Highlights from our Departments

News from the AHS

HThe AHS introduces new vision and branding in 2024, Reciprocal Admissions Program is renamed as AHS Reciprocal Garden Network, two new gardens join the network, Marketplace Events home and garden shows discounted for AHS members, KidsGardening is media sponsor of the AHS’s 2024 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, save the date for the AHS’s Spring Garden Market.

AHS News Special: Introducing AHS’s Domestic Travel Program

The inaugural trip in August will include a look at the farm-to-table movement in Portland, Oregon.

Garden Destinations

Gardens and other attractions in and around Seattle, Washington.

Edible Gardening

A new growing season is around the corner. Get a jump on it by starting seeds now.