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Douglas Justice awarded Silver American Rhododendron Society medal

Posted on May 24, 2022 by Garden Communications

We are pleased to announce that Douglas Justice has been awarded the Americal Rhododendron Society Silver medal.
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May in the Garden 2022

Posted on May 3, 2022 by Garden Communications

For a self-guided tour, use Garden Explorer to locate plants featured in this month’s post. Select a tour in the drop-down menu. Note: see the end of the article for a gallery of photos. May brings a huge variety of plants into flower in the Botanical Garden. The Carolinian Forest Garden, which is usually celebrated more for […]
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Grow Plants, Change your Life: A Series of Postcards by Artist in Residence Erin Despard

Posted on April 5, 2022 by Garden Communications

Grow Plants, Change your Life is a series of postcards exploring the beauty of plant propagation by amateur gardeners.
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April in the Garden 2022

Posted on May 9, 2022 by Garden Communications

We are all hoping that this year's weather will settle back into a more predictable routine where most of our early Asian magnolias will have reached their peak of perfection.
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March in the Garden 2022

Posted on May 20, 2022 by Garden Communications

Following on from a year of weather-related surprises, I am continuing with the theme of cautious weather forecasting. I will refrain from predicting the normal March flowering regime, which would include (at a minimum) magnolias, primulas, rhododendrons and a wide variety of bulbs. Instead, I am falling back on another group of broadleaved evergreens. Better safe than sorry—and anyway, I seldom have occasion to highlight plants that don’t have showy flowers. The bamboos are a group of mostly attractive broad-leaved evergreens with comparatively narrow leaves.
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