GARDENS Magazine - May/June 2007

Feature Articles

Feelin' hot, hot, hot

Zinnas burst into color when temperatures soar.

Following nature's lead

This one-acre woodland garden's network of terraces, pathways and stonework make the most of its sloping terrain.


Catalpa, rose of Sharon.

All in the family

King's Nursery has been passed through three generations of Texas plantsmen.

From the Sperry Garden

On a Personal Note

Wrought iron

Ask Neil

Ensuring tomato crops, choosing small shade trees, and more.

Lone Stars

Rising Star: Salvia 'Mystic Spires Blue'

The perfect blue hue for summer landscapes.


A southern favorites for centuries, this veggie is sure to thrive in your Texas garden.


Something old, something new...

Hardy Clumping Bamboo

The mild-mannered cousin of wildly invasive running bamboo, clumping bamboo is an alternative worth considering.

Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

The 2007 Perennial of the Year.

Designing Texas

Dwarf Crape Myrtles in the Garden

Smaller-statured varieties serve a useful purpose in any landscape.

Chartreuse Sizzles

Loud-yet-luscious lime-hued plants are showstoppers.

Gardening With Poor Drainage

Through trial and error, this gardener has learned what thrives in her boggy landscape.

Texas Tips

The Scoop on Mulch

Need-to-know tops on this essential garden element.

Take-all Patch

Keys to success in battling this fungus in your lawn.

Finishing Touch

Go Fish

Goldfish add beauty and drama to water gardens and ponds.

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