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Food to grow

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4 quick-snip container edibles for an ongoing harvest

Here’s how to create a year-round supply of nutritious, edible leaves provided by a cut-and-come-again garden of container edibles.

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heritage cherry tomatoes

6 secrets to summer abundance in the edible garden

Here are six secrets of the best choices for powerhouse producers that will provide you with easy, yet exquisite, edible garden fare all summer long.

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Plant ideas

Bloomerang lilac Photo from Proven Winners)

Mildew-resistant lilacs

Dealing with powdery mildew on lilacs can require replacing them with mildew-resistant cultivars. Mildew spores are active in late summer.

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'Green Jewel' echinacea

The scents of it all

When Jodi DeLong walks in her garden, she breathes in the scents – layers of fragrance from petite sprigs of lavender to huge blooms of angels’ trumpet.

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Martagon lily from Vesey's

Time for more Martagon lilies

The flowers resemble butterflies in flight, says Judith Adam about Martagon lilies. Their appeal includes tall skinny stems and speckled petals.

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Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise' (Photo from Walters Gardens, Inc.)

‘Blue Paradise’ summer phlox

The ‘Blue Paradise’ summer phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’) is lavishly blooming in Judith’s sunny front bed. It’s a cultivar bred for mildew resistance.

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Container Gardening

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My Garden Containers app now available

The My Garden Containers app helps you to create stunning plant combinations for beautiful containers by giving you confidence to mix and match plants.

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Dwarf Japanese maple Acer palmatum ‘Beni-hime’ growing in a container. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Dwarf ‘Beni-hime’ Japanese maple perfect for container

The dwarf Japanese maple Acer palmatum ‘Beni-hime’ is perfect for planting in a container. It doesn’t reach its potential size in the container.

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TIPS & TOOLS

GARDENS TO VISIT

Shooting from underneath the flowers creates a more dramatic perspective.

Garden photography tips from the Devonian Botanic Garden

Top three tricks photographers use to make plants look pretty as a picture, explained by Paul Swanson who works in Devonian’s Kurimoto Japanese Garden

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The water garden

All about plants at Roger Van den Hende Botanical Garden

Roger Van den Hende Botanical Garden in Quebec features demonstration beds, herbacetum, arboretum, water garden, a rose garden, an Ericacetum of acid-loving plants

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