The American Gardener

March/April 2024

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Features in this Issue

Native Ephemerals for Spring Color by C. Colston Burrell

A wide range of native bulbous plants offer color and life in the spring and early-summer garden, no matter where you live.

Planting into the Future by Mary-Kate Mackey

By sorting plants into two categories, you improve your chances of selecting ones that will truly grow into your landscape and provide enduring value.

For One and All by Leslie Bennett and Julie Chai

How one family’s garden became a wonderland for social gatherings, a deeper connection to cultural identity, and a place of beauty and calm.

Supporting Vines by Rita Pelczar

When selecting vines for your garden, be sure to match the plant to the support structure that best enhances it.

A Lemony Twist on Herbs by Jim Long

These easy-to-grow herbs will delight your senses in the garden and infuse a wide range of foods with the scent and flavor of citrus.

Highlights from our Departments

News from the AHS

The AHS launches its first online course, new Lifelong Learning programs for spring/summer 2024, youth garden symposium registration now open, five new gardens join the AHS Reciprocal Garden Network, River Farm to participate in Virginia’s Historic Garden Week, AHS’s Spring Garden Market in April.

AHS News Special: 2024 “Great American Gardeners” Awards and Book Awards

Meet the recipients of this year’s AHS awards.

Garden Destinations

Gardens and other attractions in and around Birmingham, Alabama.

Gardening for Wildlife

How to create a wildlife-safe zone in your garden.