The American Gardener

September/October 2019

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Features in this Issue

Sustainability on a Community Level by Erika Christ

Taking lessons from models of sustainability at the AHS National Children & Youth Garden Symposium this summer.

Seasonal Porch Pots by Claire Jones

Repurpose materials from your garden as the growing season winds down to create eye-catching displays for fall and winter.

Garden Cleanup, Reconsidered by Kris Wetherbee

What you do and, more importantly, do not do in your garden now can help winterize plants and preserve habitat for wildlife through the colder months.

Leslie Bennett: Designing Diversity by Nan Sterman

Creating landscapes that connect their owners to the land and to their cultural heritage is the mission of this innovative San Francisco Bay-area garden designer.

Spring for Fritillarias by Jane McGary

If you’re looking for spring bulbs beyond daffodils and tulips, consider planting fritillarias this fall.

The Carwash Rose and the Cemetery by Lauren Mackenzie

A world-class collection of heirloom roses can be viewed in Sacramento’s historic Old City Cemetery.

Highlights from our Departments

RAP Gardens in Focus: Bellevue Botanical Garden

Part of a series of profiles of the  320+ gardens where AHS members have special admission privileges and discounts.

See how this 53-acre garden in the Pacific Northwest has become a treasured urban refuge.

Homegrown Harvest: Scarlet Runner Beans

In addition to their culinary value, these vines produce highly ornamental flowers.