Category Archives: Garden trends

Hot Off the Press: Planting in a Post-Wild World

This book review originally appeared in the May/June issue of Northern Gardener magazine. Don’t reach for Planting in a Post-Wild World if you’re looking for reassuring recommendations for what to plant…

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Garden Trends for 2017

Now that Pantone has named its Color of the Year, and it’s green, it’s no surprise that gardening is on the cutting edge of many trends today. Each year, the…

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Presidential Plants

The presidential election will be over tomorrow, and not a moment too soon for many Americans. So let’s take a break from the rhetoric and revelations and think about presidents…

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Color Trends in the Garden

Each year, Pantone, a company that categorizes colors for designers, selects a Color of the Year. The selection usually gets a lot of media attention and is a good hint…

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Garden Trends for 2016

It’s fun to see all the garden trends that marketers and other soothsayers are predicting. Another way to  find out about what’s new in gardening is to see the kinds…

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Art in Bloom: Macy’s Flower Show

Whether you are an art lover or a plant aficionado, the Macy’s Flower Show this year is well worth a visit. I am both a plant and art lover, so…

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Garden Trend: Trees that Look Like Taylor Swift

‘Tis the season for horticulture days, spring flings and assorted other garden events. Saturday I had a chance to attend the District 7 Spring Fling, where Northern Gardener horticulture editor…

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Garden Trends: Woody Plants in Containers

One of the garden trends we’re hearing about for 2014 is the greater use of woody plants — shrubs and trees — in containers. Using woody plants in containers offers…

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