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Poems and Favorite Daffodils

Poems and Favorite Daffodils

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What do we think of when we picture spring? Daffodils, of course.   Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor, adores 'Actaea'   'Actaea' daffodil (Narcissus 'Actaea', Zones 3-9)I love poeticus daffodils. They're so cute with their tiny little cups and...

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Stake it to the Limit

Stake it to the Limit

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On Spring's reluctance and staking perennials.

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Oooh Afternoon Delight!

Oooh Afternoon Delight!

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It's the perfect time of year to get away to a good greenhouse and buy yourself some plants and breathe in some warm and steamy plant-filled air. Restorative, really.

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READER PHOTOS! Irvin & Paulines garden in California, revisited

READER PHOTOS! Irvin & Pauline's garden in California, revisited

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Today's photos are from Irvin and Pauline Faria in Carmichael, California. We've been featuring their garden on the GPoD for months now, every few weeks, and I've loved having a glimpse of each...

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READER PHOTOS! Candes garden in Iowa

READER PHOTOS! Cande's garden in Iowa

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Today's photos are from Cande Cerniglia in West Des Moines, Iowa. Cande says, "We’ve had a mild winter and early spring, so the spring bloomers here in central Iowa are 3-4 weeks ahead of...

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READER PHOTOS! Kielians garden in Montana, revisited

READER PHOTOS! Kielian's garden in Montana, revisited

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We featured Kielian Dewitt's garden back in December (refresh your memory HERE), and again in January, when she shared some gorgeous winter scenes with us (HERE). Today Kielian's sharing her garden...

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READER PHOTOS! Magnolias at Longwood Gardens

READER PHOTOS! Magnolias at Longwood Gardens

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Today's photos are from Viktoria Mullin, who gardens in Connecticut. Victoria had a chance to visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, last month at the height of the magnolia bloom...

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READER PHOTOS! Paulines garden in California, in spring

READER PHOTOS! Pauline's garden in California, in spring

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We've visited Pauline and Irvin Faria's garden in Carmichael, California several times (refresh your memory here, here, here, here, here, here, and here), and today we have some scenes of spring from...

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READER PHOTOS: Brendas garden in Georgia, Day 2

READER PHOTOS: Brenda's garden in Georgia, Day 2

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Today we're revisiting Brenda Addington's garden in Suwanee, Georgia. Yesterday we saw the bolder side of her bulb plantings, in reds and daffodil-yellows. Today we see the softer side in shades of...

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READER PHOTOS! Brendas garden in Georgia, Day 1

READER PHOTOS! Brenda's garden in Georgia, Day 1

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Way back in October, we featured Brenda Addington's garden in Suwanee, Georgia, where we were wowed by her autumnal displays (refresh your memory here and here). Today we get a glimpse of SPRING in...

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READER PHOTO! A second season in a Utah garden

READER PHOTO! A second season in a Utah garden

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Way back on May 12th, I posted a photo from Sarah Post Lee (refresh your memory here) that showed her spring garden in St. George, Utah, that utilizes lots of winter-hardy annuals for early color...

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Winterthur primroses

Winterthur primroses

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My trip to Pennsylvania and Delaware a couple of weeks ago coincided with the peak bloom of the candelabra-type primroses. Here's an amazing display of them at the quarry garden at Winterthur in...

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A not-so-humble hell strip

A not-so-humble hell strip

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I pass the picturesque Bridgewater Village Store every day on my way to work, and over the years, I've been enthralled by their tiny little hell strip. Every season sees a new, striking design. This...

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READER PHOTO! Spring blues

READER PHOTO! Spring blues

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Today's photo is from Julie Witmer. She says, "This two-year-old combination is planted at "Gilmore Gardens", the name we have affectionately given to our small borough lot in western Pennsylvania...

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READER PHOTO! Spring reflection

READER PHOTO! Spring reflection

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I couldn't resist posting one last beautiful photo from Viktoria Mullin. I'm guessing the tree is a redbud (Cercis canadensis, USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9). Viktoria says, "This is a little spring...

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READER PHOTOS! Springtime at Chanticleer

READER PHOTOS! Springtime at Chanticleer

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If you like's Viktoria Mullin's springtime photos from Longwood Gardens yesterday, you'll love her photos from Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania, today. Here's a taste of what we're all...

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READER PHOTOS! Springtime at Longwood

READER PHOTOS! Springtime at Longwood

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Today's photos are from Viktoria Mullin from Cromwell, Connecticut. She loves to visit Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania in the springtime, and wanted to share some photos she took there last spring...

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Spring Awakenings Photo Contest: Official Rules

Spring Awakenings Photo Contest: Official Rules

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We're holding a photo contest for garden photos that celebrate the approach and arrival of spring. Read the official rules.

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Remember what spring feels like?

Remember what spring feels like?

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Well this is what it looks like! I took this photo at a local private school in my town last May 1st. I remember what the air felt like. Unfamiliarly balmy, palpably misty, and amazing! It was like...

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Photo Challenge: Signs of Spring

Photo Challenge: Signs of Spring

Spring is coming and we want to see photos! We're all ready for a big dose of snowdrops, robins, and daffodils.

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