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READER PHOTOS! Teries garden in New York, revisited

READER PHOTOS! Terie's garden in New York, revisited

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Terie Rawn's garden in Newfield, New York, is one of the most popular gardens we've ever featured on the GPOD (refrsh your memory HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE), so I was so happy when Terie sent...

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READER PHOTOS! Robert and Nancys garden in Washington state

READER PHOTOS! Robert and Nancy's garden in Washington state

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Today's photos are from Robert Fairfax in Washington state. Robert says, "Nancy and I live in Snohomish, Woshington, on 5 acres of woodland garden.  I’m an artist and have made...

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READER PHOTOS! Trinas California fishing buoy frogs

READER PHOTOS! Trina's California fishing buoy frogs

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Wow, the garden art is coming out of the woodwork! Today's home-made ornaments are from Trina Koushmaro in Woodland, California. Trina says, "I found these fishing net buoys washed up on the...

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READER PHOTOS! Anns bowling ball garden art

READER PHOTOS! Ann's bowling ball garden art

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Continuing in the homemade garden ornament theme from the last couple of days, check out what Ann Davis of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, cooked up. She says, "I made this ornament with a bowling ball, broken...

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Year-round focal points from humble materials, Day 2

Year-round focal points from humble materials, Day 2

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Continuing the parade of awesome Freeland and Sabrina Tanner creations from yesterday, check this one out. For this large display, Freeland covered long lengths of rebar in old sections of garden...

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Year-round focal points from humble materials, Day 1

Year-round focal points from humble materials, Day 1

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A few weeks ago, while visiting Freeland and Sabrina Tanner's garden in Napa, California, I was stopped in my tracks by some of their awesome creations. I'll post two today and show another awesome...

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READER PHOTOS! Giuseppes garden in New York

READER PHOTOS! Giuseppe's garden in New York

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Today's photos are from Linda Purrazzella in Southampton, New York. She says, "My father, Giuseppe, has always been the gardener in the family…not a green thumb but a golden one. Whatever he...

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READER PHOTOS! Bonnies garden in Georgia

READER PHOTOS! Bonnie's garden in Georgia

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Today's photos are from Bonnie Helander in Peachtree City, Georgia. She says, "These are pictures of my garden from spring of 2011. I used to garden in Zone 7b but I understand that with the new USDA...

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READER PHOTOS! Sarahs garden in Maine

READER PHOTOS! Sarah's garden in Maine

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Today's photos are from Sarah Wolpow in Brunswick, Maine. She says, "Here are some photos from my newly Zone 6a garden in southern Maine (we were 5b until the new zone map came out - a little scary...

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READER PHOTOS! Ginas garden in Idaho

READER PHOTOS! Gina's garden in Idaho

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Today's photos are from Michael Toolson and Gina Wells in Boise, Idaho. Michael says, "In the spring of 2006, I was looking for a project that would afford me a degree of freedom to express myself as a landscaper, and...

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READER PHOTOS! More from Teries garden in New York

READER PHOTOS! More from Terie's garden in New York

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Back to business! Today's photos are from Terie Rawn in Newfield, New York. We featured Terie's charming garden cottage back on January 24th. (Click here to revisit it). I'd hoped that Terie would...

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READER PHOTOS! Pegs visit to the Phipps Conservatory

READER PHOTOS! Peg's visit to the Phipps Conservatory

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Today's photos are from Peg McCann in St. Joseph, Michigan. She visited the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh in 2010, and found this fanciful dragon. She says, "These twig dragons were made with...

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READER PHOTOS! Cant get enough of Paulines garden...

READER PHOTOS! Can't get enough of Pauline's garden...

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Here's our weekly dose of gorgeousness from Pauline's garden in Carmichael, California, thanks to Pauline's husband, Irvin Faria. Irvin says, "An Oribe-style Japanese lantern, designed specifically...

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Gazing ball nirvana

Gazing ball nirvana

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I've featured gazing balls in the past, always trying to find new ways to use this sometimes-called-cliche garden ornament in inventive, fantastic ways. This one falls into that category. Darcy...

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Debras adorned pot

Debra's adorned pot

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Today's photos are from Rebecca Sweet, a Los Altos garden designer and one of my very favorite Californians! She had an opportunity recently to visit the garden of succulent queen Debra Lee Baldwin...

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Lets start a new trend!

Let's start a new trend!

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You know how, when you visit a lot of cities in the past few yeras, many of them seem to have those painted cows? Well, a few weeks ago I stopped in at the Jenkins Arboretum in Devon...

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READER PHOTOS! More from Brendas garden in Georgia

READER PHOTOS! More from Brenda's garden in Georgia

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More photos today from Brenda Addington's garden in Suwanee, Georgia. Don't you think she's really good at incorporating ornaments into her garden in a tasteful way? Love it! Thanks, Brenda, for...

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Lounging in the ladys mantle

Lounging in the lady's mantle

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In Barbara Blossom Ashmun's garden in Portland, Oregon, lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis, USDA Hardiness Zones 4-7) makes the perfect billowy bed for a reclining duo. Barbara is a garden designer in...

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READER PHOTO! Paulines garden in Carmichael, California

READER PHOTO! Pauline's garden in Carmichael, California

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Irvin Faria emailed me last week to share this photo of his wife's garden. I had to know more. He says, "Pauline is my wife of 58 years.  She will turn 79 in December and continues to care for...

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The Ghost Walk

The Ghost Walk

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This shady corridor at Old Westbury Gardens in Old Westbury, New York, ends at two clever peacocks, their plumage represented by evergreen...

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