The American Gardener

May/June 2024

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Features in this Issue

A New Look at Hardy Geraniums by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

Hardy geraniums are workhorses in the garden that deserve wider use. Here are some recommendations for various regions of the country.

The Doyenne of Ornamental Grasses by Gail Hudson

If you’ve appreciated the wispy beauty of ornamental grasses in a garden, you can thank Mary Hockenberry Meyer.

Cycads: What’s Old Is New by Derek Carwood

Thanks to plant explorers, conservationists, and plant breeders, these ancient and endangered plants are finding their way into modern gardens.

Flowering Lawns for Pollinators by Kim Toscano

There are millions of acres of lawn in the United States. Adapting even some of them to habitat will benefit a host of pollinators and other wildlife.

Perennial Matchmaking 101 by Nancy J. Ondra

Finding the perfect match for any perennial starts with considering all the attributes at play.

Highlights from our Departments

News from the AHS

Trish Gibson Memorial Internship is established, 2024 AHS Environmental Awards at flower shows across the country, two new gardens join the AHS Reciprocal Garden Network, AHS Advisory Council is launched, and more.

AHS News Special: National Children & Youth Garden Symposium Preview

See what the symposium will be offering this July in Chicago’s North Shore.

Garden Destinations

Gardens and other attractions in and around Sonoma County in California.

Edible Gardening

How to stake and prune tomatoes.