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Joan McDonald

July 2017
Kokedama re-imagines the potted plant, wrapping it in a fresh package and elevating it to new heights

June 2017
Tasty stone fruits, silver-green foliage, and unique trunks earn olive trees a place in the garden 

May 2017
Make the most of a sunny spot with these superstar zinnia selections

April 2017
The high-climbing flame lily brings intense color to the garden

March 2017
Plant this season’s blooms with the plate in mind

March 2017
Ask an Expert: What is this weed (see photo) taking over my garden, and how can I control it?

February 2017

February 2017
Sow radish seeds to spice up the spring garden 

January 2017
One of the best things to do for your garden come winter? Study up! Research plants for problem spots, find tips for...

December 2016

November 2016
For sweet, cool-weather fruit, plant persimmon trees

September 2016
For lasting autumn interest, try this combination 

August 2016
Transform your landscape’s cooler, darker corners with striking foliage and flowers

July 2016
Plant a successful fall crop with this lesson in tomatoes 101 (seasoned gardeners, even you may find helpful tips here...

June 2016
Blooms for all seasons, plus housing options and a watering station, can turn even the smallest green space into a...

April 2016
This month, load up on inspiration, information, and plenty of plants at events around town

April 2016
Container gardens aren’t just for pretty blooms—you can put them to work for your taste buds, too! Garden editor Joan...

March 2016
Dying to bring some spring vibrance to the wintery landscape? Start with a brightly blooming mailbox planter

February 2016
February’s the ideal time to prune crepe myrtles, as the trees are still in their winter dormancy. But before you pull...

January 2016
It’s time to get a new crop of veggies growing! This month, you can plant beet, carrot, lettuce, radish, spinach, and...

December 2015
Now’s the time to start planning for a New Year’s container garden of beautiful edibles  

November 2015
With large, trumpet-shaped blooms, amaryllis make festive additions to your December decor when planted now

October 2015
Mark the seasons with ornamental grasses in a spectrum of shades

September 2015
Plan for a colorful spring by planting perennials this autumn

August 2015
Add dramatic blooms and foliage to your landscape with easy breezy perennials

July 2015
Embrace the steamy season with vibrant blooms