For the Love of Leaves
Gardener Scott Endres creates drama and beauty with foliage-rich plants that provide contrast along with a healthy dose of repetition. Read the full story in the January/February 2014 issue (pg. 30) and check out these web-exclusive photos!
Featured in Up Close this issue (January/February 2014, pg. 56), Chidori red kale (Brassica oleracea hybrid) sparkles with ice crystals and electric, hot-pink hues. Both red and white Chidori kale varieties are edible, and they’re rock-star ornamentals, making ideal companions for fall chrysanthemums, asters and pansies. Though kale grows well in spring from seeds or starts, it performs better—improved color and longer performance—in fall. By Sarah Dorison, Photo by Saxon Holt
Pick a Theme and Grow
When you’re ready to harvest our pickle and pesto gardens (January/February 2014, pg. 36), queue up these tasty recipes to turn your garden bounty into kitchen joy!
Watercress, an ancient, wild aquatic green native to Europe and Asia, adds an earthy kick to salads, omelets and sandwiches. It’s easy to grow and could be incorporated into the salad garden plan featured in our January/February 2014 issue (pg. 36). Check out our tips for getting started.
Hardware Show Contest
You could be one of two National Home Gardening Club members to be named Top Tool Testers and earn an expense-paid trip to the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas from May 5 to 8, 2014! Enter here.