The American Gardener

July/August 2024

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Features in this Issue

Hue and Cry Over Heucheras by Tovah Martin

For help in choosing among Heuchera species and selections, here are some suggestions from trial gardens and regional experts.

Diagnosing Plant Problems by Arthur James Downer

There is an art to finding out what may be ailing a plant, and it involves a thorough, big-picture approach.

Bird Bath Basics by Mary Yee

When picking and situating a bird bath in your garden, look beyond its ornamental value and consider the needs of your avian neighbors.

Small Deciduous Native Trees by Richard Devine

Boost the beauty and ecological potential of your garden by selecting regionally-appropriate natives.

Create an Everlasting Wreath by Hannah Rose Rivers Muller

A Northern California florist who learned how to preserve the fresh flowers of summer while growing up on her family’s organic farm shows how to use them in a wreath to enjoy year round.

Highlights from our Departments

News from the AHS

Children’s nature library opens at River Farm, Marcia Zech steps down from AHS Board and James Folsom is new Board member, six new gardens join the AHS’s Reciprocal Garden Network, new native plant garden unveiled at River Farm, save the date for the 2024 AHS Gala.

Garden Destinations

Gardens and other attractions in and around Madison, Wisconsin.

Gardening with Wildlife

Trapping and relocating can be a harmful way to manage wildlife. Try these exclusion techniques instead.