The July/August issue of Northern Gardener will be on news stands soon. This issue features articles on new hydrangeas, how to use tall plants and how to incorporate variegated foliage in your landscape. It also has a must-read article for folks interested in water gardens. Soni Forsman, an expert water gardener who has worked with gardeners at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul, has written an aquatic plant primer full of information on what to plant in water gardens and how to keep your water plants healthy. Soni also took the beautiful photo of a water lily on the cover.