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Aggressively prune red- and yellow-twig dogwoods to boost growth, brighten color

(Chicago Botanic Garden) Tim JohnsonChicago Tribune My red- and yellow ... colors. These shrubs also tend to get twig blight, which shows up as brown to black areas on the stems. The best solution is ... read more

Fanatical Botanical: A pretty, shady window box

Caladium is a tropical plant that has amazing leaf colors and shapes. Some are ruffled, some are heart shaped and they are always multi-colored. Caladiums brighten any shady garden they are ... spring ... read more

Tips for a colorful winter garden that can brighten any frigid day

I'm making plans for a winter garden to cheer me up next winter. Any thoughts? In a season of gray and brown, winter gardens add color, variety and action. Select shrubs and trees with year-round gree... read more

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Brighten up your shady spots with spring bulbs

In March and April, the garden ... your bulbs carefully. The more shade you have, the harder it is to get bulbs to perform as you would like. Tall bulbs like hybrid tulips wander sideways in search of ... read more


Guided walk shows how camellias brighten a drab winter garden, benefit insects

Camellias are plants with benefits — they add pops of flower color in the winter garden ... scale find your plants. "Camellia flower blight can also become an issue, a fungal disease that only affects ... read more

10,000 sunflowers brighten Delmar Boulevard and spur hope for revitalization

Alderman Lyda Krewson along with the co-founders of the Sunflower + Project: StL — Richard Reilly, of the Missouri Botanical Garden, and Don Koster ... Don’t ever give up. ... Have hope and dreams. Ke... read more

For natural dyes, look to the yard or kitchen

“We always think of nettle as this awful thing that stings and hurts,” said Sonia Uyterhoeven, gardener for public education at the New York Botanical Garden. “But if you chop it up and soak ... can b... read more

Spring plant sales bloom with ideas

Mr. Benecke, display and propagation coordinator at the botanical garden ... take up to two months to fill out a one-gallon pot.” Before you go to any spring plant sales, think about what your landsca... read more

Playing Foliage Favorites

In Southern California, some leaves color ... yellow color when mixed with somber greens. Laguna Beach garden designer Christin Fusano agrees and includes a few variegated plants in every garden schem... read more

Roger Mercer: A fall walk in the garden gives spirits a boost

The botanical garden lights up ... to lighten and lie flat. It is gone by late May. The flower stalks rise to about 3 to 8 inches. Each stalk bears a 1- to 2-inch yellow flower with a spot of maroon a... read more

Plant fall bulbs for sensational spring surprises

Come spring, your hard work pays ... Tulip Concerto. "Tulips brighten and color a landscape like no other bulb," says Becky Heath. "But there's nothing like a tall elegant, creamy white tulip to add c... read more



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