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Morning glories to end the season

Morning glories to end the season

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Driving down my street over the weekend, I was surprised to see these morning glories still going strong on a neighbor's porch! Such an unusual color for fall, except for the gorgeous blue...

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More of a good thing

More of a good thing

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Jack Hyland and Larry Wente created a stunning sight with this small field of tall verbena (Verbena bonariensis, USDA Hardiness Zones 7-11) in their garden in Millerton, New York. We like...

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Scrap Metal: An Unconventional and Untapped Source of Garden Art and Structures

Scrap Metal: An Unconventional and Untapped Source of Garden Art and Structures

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Scrap Metal makes unique and whimsical structures to climb roses onto. And they don't cost much!

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Succulents in cold climates--yes you can!

Succulents in cold climates--yes you can!

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Today's photo is from Mary Yee in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in response to all those California succulents we've been seeing this week. She says, "While I love seeing photos of gardens in other places...

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READER PHOTOS! A gem of a succulent garden

READER PHOTOS! A gem of a succulent garden

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Todays photos, continuing in the succulent theme of the week, are from Jane Johnson in Laguna Hills, California. She says, "Sherman Library & Gardens was founded in 1980 in Corona del Mar...

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Frightful soil for a frightful Halloween!

Frightful soil for a frightful Halloween!

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It’s a wonder I ever got into gardening. This is what the soil looked like where I grew up in southwestern Virginia. Bright red clay. Hard as a rock when dry, sink-up-to-your-ankles squishy...

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Dumber Than A Potted Plant? Not So Fast

Dumber Than A Potted Plant? Not So Fast

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A drizzly day in San Diego, a camera, and mass confusion about what to write about. Then I noticed what brilliant structural engineers plants could be. It's all about resisting The Big G -- GRAVITY!

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Mix it up with succulents!

Mix it up with succulents!

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Succulents mix with more traditional perennials and shrubs in Sabrina and Freeland Tanner's garden in Napa, California. Here, agaves are paired with a 'Red Dragon' persicaria Persicaria...

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READER PHOTO! Ditch the flowers & grow succulents

READER PHOTO! Ditch the flowers & grow succulents

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Inspired by yesterday's post, Debra Lee Baldwin sent in this smaller example of succulents in action. This time, as a replacement for a tabletop flower arrangement. She says, "This floralstyle...

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Running out of room for plants?

Running out of room for plants?

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Start looking to the walls! This is the famous living wall at Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco. Believe it or not, it's even better in person. Welcome to the Fine Gardening GARDEN PHOTO OF THE...

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Over-Wintering Roses In Containers

Over-Wintering Roses In Containers

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Roses in containers are wonderful in the garden. But what do you do when Old Man Winter comes into your garden?

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A simple garden screen idea

A simple garden screen idea

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Every once in a while, I stumble upon something in a garden that I have to document and file away in my folder of "stuff to do one day in my garden." Several years ago I spotted this series of simple...

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Herbs in pots are simple and stunning

Herbs in pots are simple and stunning

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From the same garden as yesterday, outside Detroit, Michigan, this little tableau proves that you don't need fancy plants or crazy combinations to create a pleasing container combo. This features...

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Look again!

Look again!

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Here's a grand example of using a mirror to expand the visual space in a garden. In this version, however, a large, wall-sized mirror almost fools you into thinking the garden keeps going, when in...

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Off-roading in miniature

Off-roading in miniature

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Laura Crockett's garden in Oregon is a horticultural playground. There are playful details at every turn, and this is no exception. It's a miniature landscape made from a rock garden plant and a...

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Even their wheelbarrows are beautiful!

Even their wheelbarrows are beautiful!

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This shot was taken a few years ago in the gardens at Filoli in Woodside, California.   Welcome to the Fine Gardening GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY blog! Every weekday we post a new photo of a great...

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Welcome to our garden design gallery

Welcome to our garden design gallery

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Is there are part of your garden you'd like to redo, but aren't sure how? Would you like to make your garden spaces more colorful, more restful? Do you need fresh ideas from other gardeners? Then our...

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What to use as a Trellis for a climbing rose

What to use as a "Trellis" for a climbing rose

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I got a question the other day from a reader asking what kind of "trellis" should they use for a climbing rose. Wire, wood, something else? The answer is easier than you think!

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A garden in the treetops

A garden in the treetops

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I took a tour of Charleston, South Carolina, gardens several years ago, and amidst all the gorgeous, timeless gardens I saw, this scene may have captivated me most. It brings to mind warm...

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READER PHOTO! Plant them and they will come...

READER PHOTO! Plant them and they will come...

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Today's photo is from Marc Opperman in Austin, Texas. He says, "I have a yard of mixed Central Texas native wildflowers, shrubs, and grasses, as well as an ever-increasing set of vegetable beds. And...

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