GARDENS Magazine - July/August 2012

Feature Articles

Whimsy in the Garden

Reflections from a garden philosopher.

Gardening for Love

A Texas horticulturist restores his great-great-grandparents' home and garden.

Backyard Oasis

Water, color and wildlife fill a South Texas home garden.

Late Bloomers

Six plants that dazzle as summer winds down.

From the Sperry Garden

On a Personal Note:

Little change; big impact.

Ask Neil:

Summer pruning, tree irrigation, mowing guidelines and more.

Lone Stars

Rising Star:

Acalypha wilkesiana 'Tiki' series Branching, improved and more colorful copper plants.

Fragrance in the Garden

Sentimental favorites and surprise finds of an avid horticulturist.


Lovely rain lilies are Texas-tough and full of surprises.

Designing Texas

Gardening Pleasures for Evening

Discover the plants that perform after work hours and in moonlight.

Texas Tips

Extreme Gardening

Best practices for an overflowing vegetable harvest.

Restoring Your Lawn

How to overcome damage remaining from last summer.

Finishing Touch

The "Dish" About Dish Gardens

Petite landscapes for special spots on porches and patios.

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