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Barbaras garden in Connecticut, in praise of Angelica gigas

Barbara's garden in Connecticut, in praise of Angelica gigas

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Todays' photos are from Barbara Curtiss in Kent, Connecticut. We've visited Barbara's garden before (refresh your memory HERE), and we love how she and her husband have collaborated on their...

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Michelles garden in Connecticut: before, during, and after

Michelle's garden in Connecticut: before, during, and after

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I'm just about finished putting the final touches on my slide show for the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, and while I was digging around in old photos, I found some BEFORE shots of my garden I...

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Alicias garden in Connecticut

Alicia's garden in Connecticut

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Today's photos are from Alicia Bacon in Connecticut. She says, "My husband and I moved to this house shortly before we got married in 2007 and right before I retired from teaching. The spot is...

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The garden at the McCarthy Observatory in Connecticut

The garden at the McCarthy Observatory in Connecticut

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There's a treasure in my little town that not enough people know about: The John J. McCarthy Observatory on the grounds of New Milford High School. It's an amazing facility, and every second Saturday...

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Bobs slope-side garden in Connecticut

Bob's slope-side garden in Connecticut

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Today's photos are from Bob Murray, who says, "Twelve years ago we outgrew the plantings on our existing property and so decided to start fresh. We bought a 3-acre wooded lot in Glastonbury...

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Bridgewater Village Store, 2013

Bridgewater Village Store, 2013

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One dreary day last week, Rob decided he needed breakfast on the way to work, so we stopped at the Bridgewater Village Store on our way in. I took the opportunity while he was inside to snap some...

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Renatas garden in Connecticut

Renata's garden in Connecticut

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Today's photos are from Renata Chase in Higganum, Connecticut. She says, "You've shamed me into sharing some garden photos. I don't own a camera so these were all taken with a cell phone. My gardens...

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Barbara and Deniss collaboration in Connecticut

Barbara and Denis's collaboration in Connecticut

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Today's photos are from Barbara Curtiss. She says, "I garden three acres in Kent, Connecticut, and thought you might like to see how sculpture can enhance the scene. My husband is a sculptor in steel...

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Michelles garden in Connecticut, Day 2

Michelle's garden in Connecticut, Day 2

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Another day in my garden--some random stuff, with a cute treat at the end. Enjoy! I'll say it again: This is prime time to take some photos in your garden. So get out there with your cameras and send...

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Michelles garden in Connecticut, Day 1

Michelle's garden in Connecticut, Day 1

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Happy Monday, everyone! Let's start the week off with a couple of days in my garden, shall we? 'Cause lemme tell ya, it's a JUNGLE out there! My containers are getting huge, the main planting bed is...

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Lauras garden in Connecticut

Laura's garden in Connecticut

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Continuing on in my neighborhood, today's photos come from my dear friend and neighbor Laura Allen's garden. Laura and I spend tons of time in each others gardens, swapping ideas, ooohing and...

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Michelles garden in Connecticut

Michelle's garden in Connecticut

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It's that time again--time to practice what I preach and share some photos of my OWN garden! My hubby Rob (rwotzak) and I have been working our behinds off this spring, getting the garden ready for...

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Carlas garden in Connecticut, revisited

Carla's garden in Connecticut, revisited

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Today we're revisiting Carla Wheaton's (cwheat000) garden in my hometown! Remember when I visited and then posted Carla's garden back in June of last year (HERE)? Carla sent in more photos last...

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Miyakos shady front-yard garden in Connecticut

Miyako's shady front-yard garden in Connecticut

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We featured my friend Miyako Kinoshita's exuberant tropical containers last summer (refresh your memory HERE), and I mentioned her drastically different front-yard collection then. Well, Miyakos...

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Kathys garden in Connecticut

Kathy's garden in Connecticut

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Today's photos are from an old friend of Fine Gardening--Kathy Diemer, who was our editorial assistant years ago! Kathy was a fountain of great gardening knowledge back then, and still is today. I...

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The Pleasance

The Pleasance

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Many of you might not be aware that the Taunton Press, and thus Fine Gardening, is based in Newtown, Connecticut. Taunton has made this wonderful town its home for over 30 years. We're all a bit...

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Just down the street...

Just down the street...

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Happy Halloween, everyone!! Thanks for all the good wishes yesterday. I'm so glad that you Northeasterners who chimed in are OK, with only minor damage. I'll finally be able to get back to the office...

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What to do with all those pumpkins you grew this year...

What to do with all those pumpkins you grew this year...

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OK, so I know this is only loosely related to gardening, but I thought I'd share, once again, the truly original Halloween display courtesy of our neighbors down the road. Last year, if youll...

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READER PHOTOS! Carlas cottage garden in Connecticut, revisited

READER PHOTOS! Carla's cottage garden in Connecticut, revisited

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Remember when I visited Carla Wheaton's (cwheat000) garden in my town (New Milford, Connecticut) this spring (refresh your memory HERE)? I fell in love with its cottagey, exuberant style. Well, I...

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The Bridgewater Village Stores 2012 display

The Bridgewater Village Store's 2012 display

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Those of you who have been with the GPOD a while might remember when I posted last year about the little country shopping center I pass on the way to work every day. It's owned by a local man who...

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