On the Cover of Issue 127 - FineGardening
SHADE PLANTS 1."Rosebud" azalea 2."Aureomarginata" Hosta 3.River Birch 4. Chinese Ginger 5. "Eternal Flame" Hosta 6. Epimedium 7. "Cinnamon Sticks" Hosta 8. "Little Honey" Hydrangea 9. "Choo Choo Train" Hosta 10. Erythrocladium Striped Maple 11. Sundowner Phormium 12. Yellow Wave Phormium 13. "Blue Shadow" Hosta
Green Roof Arbor
Fruit plants that double as regular “yard” plants without a lot of special care include figs (Celeste is the best for us), blueberries, pomegranate, native plums, some apples and pears (“fire blight” resistant varieties only), Oriental persimmons, muscadine grapes (with annual pruning), pawpaw, tree quince, elderberry, mulberry, and potted citrus (kumquats, satsumas, lemons are easiest in pots).
How to have HANGING FERNS that are the ENVY of the Neighborhood
Keep the fern in the same pots they come in, every other day submerge them in a 5 gallon bucket filled with 1/2 cup of epson salts & 3 gallons of regular water until the soil stops bubbling, then hang up to drip dry... ferns will be dark green, glossy, and 3x3 by September from ferns that start out with 7 fronds in May.