The American Gardener

July/August 2019

The America Gardener Jul/Aug issue cover

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Features in this Issue

Please-Touch Plants by Nancy J. Ondra

We focus a lot on how plants stimulate senses such as sight, smell, and taste, but here are some ideas for plants that create a tactile experience in the garden.

The Buzz Around Bromeliads by Andrew Bunting

The architectural forms of bromeliads are finding their way into summer gardens as the latest incarnation of the tropical foliage plant trend.

The Merits of Drip Irrigation by Lee Reich

Drip irrigation conserves water, reduces weeding, and is easier to install than most gardeners realize.

Native Woodies with Medicinal Pasts by Rita Pelczar

Before modern medicine, many ornamental trees and shrubs indigenous to North America were vital to human health and healing.

Deer-Resistant Container Gardens by Karen Chapman

Even if deer visit your garden, you can grow lush, captivating combinations in containers if you select the right plants.

Highlights from our Departments

RAP Gardens in Focus: Allen Centennial Garden

Part of a series of profiles of the  320+ gardens where AHS members have special admission privileges and discounts.

Take a peek at this gorgeous garden at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Homegrown Harvest: Sweet Muskmelons

Learn how to grow these delectable summer melons.