Magazine article Sunset

In the Sunset Garden

Magazine article Sunset

In the Sunset Garden

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PLANT

Confetti COLORS

The buds on the show-stopping new Eryssmum 'Jenny Brook' start out purple, open in coral, fade to rose, and mature back to purple. And with flowers coming and going From now through fall, the full range of colors is usually on display all at once. Find 'Jenny Brook' at independent garden centers; plant in well-drained soil in a spot that gets full sun.

FIND

PUT A LID ON IT!

Garden-nerd alert: We went crazy when we learned that Tubtrugs, the rubbery carriers we use for everything from soil to fresh-picked arugula, now have lids, making them stackable. Trug with lid from $19; gardeners.com.

MAKE IT

Support system

Looking for a way to maximize space in the Sunset Test Garden, we turned our fence into a hard-working trellis. Made out of items from the hardware store--and sturdier than a stand-alone trellis--our version supports pole beans, morning glory, and vigorous hop vines (pictured) that would otherwise ramble. To make it: 1. Mount four 5-in. …

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