Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What to Plant Where the Grass Won’t Grow

Washington Gardener Tackles “Dealing with Dry Shade”

Gardeners across the DC-area struggle with what to plant in dry shade. The older city neighborhoods and suburbs in particular are full of old-growth trees and in-fill buildings that block out the sun and rain from under-story plants. So what green things are there that can deal with lack of sun and water and thrive in the changeable Mid-Atlantic climate? Surprisingly, there are many choices for the home landscape and they are outlined in the new September/October ’08 issue cover story of Washington Gardener Magazine. From Bergenia to Sedum, the magazine describes the various plant options available for area gardeners.

Washington Gardener Magazine’s September/October 2008 issue is jam-packed full of terrific timely articles for gardeners in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Inside it is:
· Autumn Edibles — What to Plant Now
· Ladybug Lore
· Autumn Olive — Invasive or Cash Crop
· Beguiling Barrenworts (Epimediums)
· Hypertufa How-To
· The Best Time to Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs
· A Daytrip to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
· 5 Steps to Amazing Fall Rose Blooms
· Begonia Society Behind-the-Scenes
· HortHappenings: Latest Local Green Industry Events
· 14 Dry Shade Plants Too Good to Overlook
· And much, much more.

Washington Gardener Magazine ( is the gardening publication specifically for the local metro area — zones 6-7 — Washington DC and its suburbs. Washington Gardener’s basic mission is to help DC area gardens grow better. The magazine is written entirely by local area gardeners. The content of the magazine gives real examples that residents of the greater DC region can use immediately in your own garden. Washington Gardener is a local, independent, and woman-owned business based in Silver Spring, MD. The publication is dedicated to promoting the best practices for area gardening.

To subscribe to our magazine: Send a check for $20.00 payable to Washington Gardener magazine to: Washington Gardener, 826 Philadelphia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910 OR click on the “subscription” link at to subscribe online using a secure credit card transaction.

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