The American Gardener

November/December 2020

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Features in this Issue

Stunning Stems by Ed Lyon

Add winter color and interest to the landscape with redtwig dogwoods, willows, and other shrubs with eye-catching stems.

Agaves for Small Gardens by Mary Irish

Many small agave selections are well suited for smaller gardens and also adapt to cultivation outside of their native Southwest.

Layer Upon Layer of Plants by Denny Schrock

Layering is one of the easiest ways to increase the numbers of many favorite woody plants in your garden.

Gardening and Wellness by Beth Botts

Science is confirming that gardening and being outdoors offers a range of physical and mental health benefits.

Gardening Under Cover by Niki Jabbour

You don’t have to live in a cold-climate region to benefit from using tunnels in your garden.

Highlights from our Departments

News from the AHS

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

RAP Gardens in Focus: Mercer Botanic Gardens

Part of a series of profiles of the  330+ gardens where AHS members have special admission privileges and discounts.
At over 400 acres, this county facility in the Houston area offers both cultivated gardens and plenty of natural green space for visitors of all ages.

Gardener’s Notebook

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

Gifts for Gardeners

Garden-themed ideas for holiday gift-giving.