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And finally, some COLOR!

And finally, some COLOR!

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I just took a look at all of the GPODs for the last 2 1/2 weeks and realized that there hasn't been a single ounce of color besides green in any of the photos. Can't have that! So, to get your color...

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READER PHOTO! Falling Snowflake, Cedar Waxwing

READER PHOTO! Falling Snowflake, Cedar Waxwing

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There is so much about this photo that I love. First, it was taken by one of my favorite gardeners, and a frequent commenter on the GPOD, Deanne Fortnam. Second, this cedar waxwing is GORGEOUS...

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Containers by Deanne Fortnam, Part 4

Containers by Deanne Fortnam, Part 4

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One last day of awesome containers from Deanne Fortnam! This is one of my personal favorites. Deanne says, "This is another arrangement from my container border. It uses the pizzazz of the...

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Containers by Deanne Fortnam, Part 3

Containers by Deanne Fortnam, Part 3

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Here's yet another great container design from Deanne Fortnam in New Hampshire. Believe me, she's got dozens more! Of this one she says, "This medley of container plantings is part of a 35footlong...

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Containers by Deanne Fortnam, Part 2

Containers by Deanne Fortnam, Part 2

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Here is the second in our series of four awesome container designs by New Hampshire gardener Deanne Fortnam. Here's what she says about this masterpiece: "This arrangement features from the top in...

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Containers by Deanne Fortnam, Part 1

Containers by Deanne Fortnam, Part 1

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Yesterday's mailbox planting designed by Deanne Fortnam was such a hit that Deanne and I decided we should share some of her containers for the rest of this week. We'll start today with one of...

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Wow the mailman!

Wow the mailman!

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Deanne Fortnam is one of my favorite container gardeners. Her exuberant style and keen sense for color result in some of the most stunning container designs I've ever seen. She even wrote an article...

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Which one of these plants is not like the others?

Which one of these plants is not like the others?

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Can you spot the plant that doesn't belong? A sprig of 'Pink Frost' sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Pink Frost', USDA Hardiness Zone 11) fits right in with this patch of 'Burgundy Glow' variegated bugleweed (Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow', Zones 3-9). It's ...

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Subtle differences can be just enough

Subtle differences can be just enough

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Here's an example of a combo that shouldn't work, but does. All of these plants have quite similar textures and colors, but when you put them together, instead of creating a chaotic mishmash, they...

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READER PHOTO: A froth of pink

READER PHOTO: A froth of pink

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Today's GPOD is from Deanne Fortnam in Nashua, New Hampshire. She says: "Nothing can beat the exuberance of clematis in full bloom in early July combined with lilies and baby's breath" Thanks...

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