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Front yard flowers. How to design a front-yard flower garden with a combination of annuals and perennials.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1992 (v.70#5) pg. 51

Photos show an instant, economical way to convert an expanse of turf into a flower bed.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1996 (v.74#8) pg. 88

No need to weed. A low-maintenance, anti-weed method for perennial flower gardens that combines thick plantings and mulch.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1998 (v.76#5) pg. 156

Down in front. The technique for designing a garden with varied plant heights. Suggestions for desirable short and tall varieties.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1998 (v.76#7) pg. 122

Creating a tropical feeling for a garden in a non-tropical area. Landscaping with plants that are winter-hardy.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1998 (v.76#10) pg. 177

A garden in four seasons. Tips on transforming a small woods into a maintenance-free garden.
FINE GARDENING #15 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 58

Flower pictures. How to create designs with plantings of marigolds, ageratum and alyssum.
FINE GARDENING #19 May-Jun 1991 pg. 44

Deadheading and cutting back to achieve more flower and neater growth.
FINE GARDENING #24 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 44

Designs for the heat. How to have lush flower borders in torrid climates.
FINE GARDENING #28 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 42
Added Info FINE GARDENING #32 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 6
Added Info FINE GARDENING #30 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 6

Tips on using potted plants to keep flower beds looking their best.
FINE GARDENING #29 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 8

Using the simple "pinching" technique to yield fuller plants with more flowers.
FINE GARDENING #38 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 12

A greenhouse winter garden. Tips on starting flowering plants from seed in the autumn so that they provide colorful winter flowers. This takes advantage of a greenhouse when it might otherwise sit unused.
FINE GARDENING #41 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 44
Added Info FINE GARDENING #46 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 6

A cutting garden for all seasons. How to plan a garden that never looks plundered.
FINE GARDENING #61 May-Jun 1998 pg. 60

Weave a garden of self-sown splendor. How to combine annuals and perennials in an informal garden. Includes a list of plants that self-sow.
FINE GARDENING #67 May-Jun 1999 pg. 26

How to transform a hand-me-down flower garden into a garden of your own.
FINE GARDENING #67 May-Jun 1999 pg. 51

Ten tips to stretch your flower garden budget.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1992 (v.36#3) pg. 20

Gardening opportunities for the autumn season. (1) Cool-season vegetables. (2) Starting a compost pile. (3) Flower garden maintenance. (4) Lawn care.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1994 (v.38#5) pg. 14

Deadheading tips for flowers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1995 (v.39#4) pg. 18

Paint your landscape. How to coordinate flower colors to the exterior of a home.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1996 (v.40#2) pg. 30

Early spring vignettes. Seasonal plantings that can bring life to odd corners of the garden.
FLOWER & GARDEN Mar-Apr 1997 (v.41#2) pg. 30

Garden edgers. Small border plants that make big statements. Both annuals and perennials are recommended.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr 1999 (v.43#2) pg. 24

Island beds. Balance and scale help free-standing flower beds complement the landscape. Advice on siting, balance, design, plant choice, etc.
GARDEN GATE #1 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 24

Tip on proper technique for deadheading flowers.
GARDEN GATE #3 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 28

The flavors of summer. Edible flowers to grow in the home garden. Includes plan and plant list for edible garden.
GARDEN GATE #22 Aug 1998 pg. 10

Timeless garden timekeepers. A guide to diurnal and noctural flower species. Includes a plant list and planting plan for doorway flower beds with both nighttime and daytime blooming flowers.
GARDEN GATE #22 Aug 1998 pg. 22

Heirloom plants. Tips on how to get started growing old-fashioned flowers and vegetables in the home garden. How to prevent cross-pollination.
GARDEN GATE #25 Feb 1999 pg. 30

Plan for a border garden, 17x7-ft.
GARDEN GATE #25 Feb 1999 pg. 41

Good neighbors. How to grow flowers and vegetables together. Advice on designing a mixed garden. Includes two garden plans with plant lists, (1) a rambling border garden and (2) an island raised bed 10x7-ft.
GARDEN GATE #27 Jun 1999 pg. 32

A screen of tall flowers. Plan and plant list for an 8x18-ft flower bed that can be used to cover up a flat, monotonous wall.
GARDEN GATE #27 Jun 1999 pg. 41

Mailbox gardens. Four ideas for plantings to surround a rural mailbox post.
GARDEN GATE #29 Oct 1999 pg. 32

Plan and plant list for a neighborly flower garden that can be shared between two yards.
GARDEN GATE #29 Oct 1999 pg. 41

Planting a masterpiece. Designing the flower garden with a good scheme for both color and season.
HARROWSMITH #111 Oct 1993 (v.18#3) pg. 73
Correction HARROWSMITH #113 Feb 1994 (v.18#5) pg. 6

Fresh flowers. Planning and planting a new flower garden. Adapted from the "Hometime" TV show.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1990 (v.15#1) pg. 46

Plants for edging. Low-growing ornamentals that keep a border neat and attractive.
HORTICULTURE Mar 1991 (v.69#3) pg. 60

The tall and short of it. How to add plants of different heights to bring zest to the mixed border.
HORTICULTURE Jan 1992 (v.70#1) pg. 26

Edible flowers enliven a garden. How to grow flowers as real food.
KITCHEN GARDENER #22 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 31

Flowers by moonlight. A look at moonlight gardens and tips on creating one.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1998 (v.26#5) pg. 33

How to design, prepare and plant a new flower bed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1998 (v.175#4) pg. 92

Grow a 12x40-ft. flower garden that will bloom all summer from just 11 seed packets.
SUNSET Jan 1990 (v.184#1) pg. 120

How to plan and plant a cutting garden.
SUNSET Apr 1996 (v.196#4) pg. 94