April/May 2012

vol. 59, no. 3

May 4, 2012

Back to Basics
Our picks of the top varieties for 2012 are old favorites, tried-and-true.
By Doug Hall

Harvest of Hope
Making compost and creating gardens are skills that give these young people a lifeline.
By Beth Botts


Natural Companions
Plants that grow together should go together: an inspirational guidebook.
By Ken Druse

Crunch Time
A favorite all-American snack that is also one of the most nutritious faces a hard time.
By Felder Rushing

Goat Cheese Guru
Putting American chËvre on the map can only be a good thing for a burgeoning artisanal business.
By Chip Brantley

Thought Lines
The poetry of keeping young at heart.

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Design Like a Pro
On Ireland's windswept coast, planting a veg garden creatively served a practical purpose.

Plant TNT
Heritage irises have beards and lots of style.

Skills & Abilities
A simple way to build raised bed frames.

Common Ground
Capturing the beauty of the ancient.

Simply Fresh
Ramps, carefully collected, are a foragerís fave.

Flower Power
Ground-covering thymes are easy on the eye.

Pay Dirt
Plants to grow specifically to enrich compost.

Ask Organic Gardening
Ready to sow? Poisoning compost? How to bust bindweed?

Good Bug, Bad Bug
Of all the beetles in all the gardens...

Earth Matters
Slippery characters threaten havoc in Southern gardens; the new zone map arrives.

We Like This!
Wheel me in! Barrows for every purpose.

Green Getaways
Texasís bluebonnet country lassos antique roses, great music, and wide-open spaces.

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