Historical Heirloom Gardening with Ornamental Plants

Heirloom gardening can combine ornamental plants into a variety of stunning landscape arrangements. Use this historical guide along with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS seed and plant finder to create your own heirloom garden.

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Tawny daylilies (Hemerocallis fulva) in the early settler's cottage garden.
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