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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.
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.