The American Gardener

July/August 2020

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Features in this Issue

The Scented Path by Brandee Gruener

Turn walks into an exhilarating sensory experience by growing herbs and other fragrant plants along the way.

Bonsai Now by Daniel Mount

A new approach to bonsai display is helping Americans embrace this ancient Japanese art form.

Success with Sedges by Karen Bussolini

Native sedges (Carex spp.) are growing in popularity as adaptable, low-care landscape plants with hidden talents.

Confessions of a Zone Pusher by John Boggan

Growing tropical plants successfully in temperate regions is part art and part science.

In Defense of the Lawn by Marianne Willburn

Garden writer Marianne Willburn offers her opinion on why the national conversation about the great American lawn needs to be refocused.

Highlights from our Departments

News from the AHS

Announcements about programs, events, and other news from the American Horticultural Society.

RAP Gardens in Focus: Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Part of a series of profiles of the  330+ gardens where AHS members have special admission privileges and discounts.
Small in size but big in ambition, this charming garden is the pride of Owensboro and a haven for daylily enthusiasts.

Gardener’s Notebook

Read about the latest developments in plant research, horticultural industry trends, and more.

Book Reviews

Planting the Natural Garden and A History of Zinnias, plus Gardening Your Front Yard and The New Gardener’s Handbook