GARDENS Magazine - July/August 2004

Feature Articles

Star-Spangled Garden

Let your landscape do the talking this Fourth of July

Colors From The Deep

Carribean adventures inspired the richly hued palette of this backyard makeover


Fringe flower; fruitless mulberry

Double Feature

Pondscaping: Aquatic plants make a splash, and Living Jewels: Koi bring water gardens to life

Angel's Trumpet

Let these heavenly blooms transport you to paradise

From the Sperry Garden

On a Personal Note

Gardening . through the generations

Ask Neil

Suggestions for tall shade trees, setting sprinkler systems, battling dichondra and more

Lone Stars

Rising Star: 'Swizzle' Series Zinnias

These annuals sizzle in summer gardens


They're much more than "medicine" plants . try your hand at a few of the spectacular, succulent foliage plants called aloe


A tropical treasure


Grow a varied crop of peppers for a colorful--and tasty--fall harvest

Designing Texas

Creating a Poolside Paradise

Splashy foliage and tropical blooms create a backyard oasis

Wilt-Proof Summer Color

Wilt-Proof Summer Color: These plants thrive--not just survive--Texas' worst heat and drought

Texas Tips

Birdbath Basics

Which birdbath is right for your garden? Find out your options, and get a few tips on proper siting, extras and maintenance

Gray Leaf Spot

Tips for eliminating this unwelcome fungal intruder from St. Augustine lawns

Finishing Touch

Rain Gauges Measure Up

Take the guesswork out of your watering routine

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