The American Gardener

May/June 2018

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Features in this Issue

More Than Morning Glories by Jessie Keith

From familiar flowering vines to xeriphytic trees, the genus Ipomoea offers many suitable choices for everyone’s garden. Images for all these plants at our Pinterest Morning Glories board.

Well Seated by Rita Pelczar

If you’ve been thinking about adding a bench to your garden, here are some ideas for inspiration. See even more at our Pinterest Garden Benches board.

Much Ado about New Magnolias by Andrew Bunting

Advances in magnolia selection and breeding are giving gardeners options such as enhanced shades of near-red flowers, improved hardiness, and more diverse evergreen selections.

Foliage-Focused Containers by Nancy J. Ondra

A mixed container focused on foliage can be as vibrant as one that relies on flowers—without as much maintenance. More ideas on our Pinterest Container Gardening board.

Pawpaw Revival by Andrew Moore

America’s largest native fruit—and best-kept secret—is making a comeback with gardeners and gourmets.

Highlights from our Departments

Traveler’s Guide to Gardens: Nebraska Statewide Arboretum

Part of a series of profiles of the  300+ gardens where AHS members have special admission privileges and discounts.

This umbrella organization includes 100 affiliated arboreta and public gardens, ranging from Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha to the 14-acre Stella Arboretum.

Garden Solutions

A regional round-up of garden pests you should be watching for.

Homegrown Harvest: Sweet Peppers

Grow sweet peppers of all shapes and sizes.

Gardener’s Notebook

Rare mineral discovered on alpine plants, landscape architects share design trends, progress on developing mildew-resistant impatiens, daffodils may contribute to cancer treatments, Paul Meyer receives Scott Medal, Margie Grace named Landscape Designer of the Year, Chipper Wichman honored by Garden Club of America.

Green Garage: Pruning Tools for Large and Small Tasks

See the snips, pruners, and tree pruners that our Contributing Editor, Rita Pelczar, relies on.

Book Reviews: Recommendations for your Gardening Library

Reviews of An Abundance of FlowersThe Wellness Garden, plus profiles of new books that are inspiration for the edible garden: Grow What You LoveGrow Something Different to Eat, and The Illustrated Book of Edible Plants.

News from the American Horticultural Society

River Farm supplies bamboo for giant pandas and other animals at the National Zoo, Monte Durham is Honorary Chair of AHS gala, AHS to participate in National Pollinator Week, check the mailing label of The American Gardener for the status of your AHS membership.

Regional Happenings

Find events at gardens all over the country, many of which are the 300+ gardens where AHS members have special admission privileges and discounts.

Plant in the Spotlight: ‘Blanche Sandman’ honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)