The American Gardener

September/October 2018

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Features in this Issue

Serious Play at Ithaca Children’s Garden by Katherine Somerville

Connecting to the natural world is child’s play in this interactive, hands-on space.

Native Shrubs for Pollinators by James Gagliardi and Holly Walker

Provide a pollinator smorgasbord through the seasons with these adaptable, deciduous woody plants.

Tiny Treasures by Nancy J. Ondra

Small bulbs such as crocuses and snowdrops can create a big impact in the garden—if you know how to use them to best effect.

Smart Mulching by Rita Pelczar

There are proven benefits to using mulch in the garden. Find out which mulch and techniques to use in your garden situation.

High Time for Hornbeams by Andrew Bunting

These underappreciated, attractive small trees or large shrubs add distinction to the landscape.

Highlights from our Departments

RAP Gardens in Focus: Idaho Botanical Garden

Explore Sites That Participate in the AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program, which provides AHS members with special admission privileges and discounts.

Garden Solutions

Predicting pests with temperature.

Homegrown Harvest: Acorn and butternut squash

Keep the flavors of fall going well into winter.

Green Garage: Harvesting Tools

Contributing Editor, Rita Pelczar, shares her favorite tools for bringing in the harvest.