July/August 2013 Issue
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Features in this Issue:
Rare Fruits at Filoli by Nan Sterman
The restoration of an heirloom orchard at a northern California estate offers visitors a taste of the past and hope for the future.
Six Minerals for Gardening Success by Jeff Lowenfels
Apply fertilizers and other soil amendments smarter by understanding how these essential plant nutrients work.
Hostas by Design by Kris Wetherbee
Available in a mind-boggling array of colors and shapes, these versatile herbaceous perennials can fill a variety of roles in the landscape. Find most of the mentioned varieties, and more, on our "Hostas" Pinterest board. WEB SPECIAL: Regional Hosta Recommendations
Richie Steffen by Marty Wingate
Currently the plant curator of the Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle, Washington, Richie Steffen is influencing horticultural trends in the Pacific Northwest.
Raising Your Standards by Rita Pelczar
This distinctive form of topiary adds a classic element to the landscape.
Highlights from our Departments:
Homegrown Harvest: Delightfully Piquant Dill
Garden Solutions: The Scourge of Powdery Mildew
Traveler's Guide to Gardens: Hildene
The Southern Vermont mansion and garden of Robert Todd Lincoln has a peony festival, formal and informal gardens, and memorabilia of President Abraham Lincoln.
Plant in the Spotlight: Great Coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima)