GARDENS Magazine - July/August 2005

Feature Articles

From Boggy to Beautiful

The Jacksons turned their less-than-desirable lot into a lush landscape

Hibiscus Heaven

Enjoy hibiscus - tropical and hardy - and its many relatives in your Texas garden

Build a Book

Pomegranate; purpleleaf plum

Red, Hot and True

New red crape myrtles make your summer garden sizzle

From the Sperry Garden

On a Personal Note

Curves ahead!

Ask Neil

Timeline for pruning oaks, controlling grasshoppers, and more

Lone Stars

Rising Star: 'Profusion' Zinnias

An endless summer of vivid blooms

Variegated Tapioca

This tropical foliage plant screams "fiesta!"

Texas Sage

The silver lining of drought-proof Texas landscapes


Electric blooms light up summertime gardens


Don't let its delicate looks deceive you

Designing Texas

Texas-Tough Container Gardens

Plants, pots and potting media that are unfazed by heat and drought

What Color is Your Garden?

Landscape design tips to ensure a harmonious blend

Texas Tips

10 Tips for Attracting Hummingbirds

Enjoy nature's most amazing aviator in your own yard

Insect Architecture

Bees, wasp and ants design highly sophisticated, ultra-efficient homes

Irrigation and Conservation

Watering without wasting

Finishing Touch

Handsome Hayracks

These simple planters add pizzazz to porches, patios and more

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