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Open Day for The Garden Conservancy

The Garden Conservancy is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving exceptional American gardens for public enjoyment. Founded in 1989, The Garden Conservancy began its Open Days Program in 1995, which allows the public to visit some of the country’s … Continue reading

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Creating an American Potager, Part II

Gardeners in Hardiness Zones 5 and 6 need to be creative in designing a potager. No cute little boxwood hedges lining the beds for us—they probably won’t make it through the first tough winter. Also, maintaining the hedge is a job … Continue reading

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Creating an American Potager, Part I

The French word “potager” (poh—tah—zhay′) translates to “kitchen garden”, although, colloquially, the term has come to denote an ornamental kitchen garden. Likewise, the French word “parterre” simply means “flower garden”, but, again, common usage of parterre generally refers to formal, symmetrical … Continue reading

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