Today's photos are from Sue Strong. She says, "I moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas, from Florida 2½ years ago and couldn't wait to grow all the wonderful perennials that I was unable to grow in Florida. When I bought the property there was only one 'Emerald Green' arborvitae and approximately a dozen boxwoods, so I was working with a blank slate and have been very busy adding both hard- and softscape since my arrival. Ozark soil is extremely rocky so I had a wonderful local stonemason build raised beds, which has allowed me to amend my gardens with generous amounts of compost. I have now completed the majority of my hardscape and large planting projects. Moving forward I will focus on refining and maintaining my garden beds and watching my plants grow; although I'm sure there'll still be room for a few more "special" projects." Wow, Sue, you've done a LOT in 2½ years! It looks great, and I can't wait to see photos of it in the years to come! Thanks so much for sharing. **More info in the captions** 

***Can you believe that we'd never had a post from Arkansas?! Cross that one off the list. Now we've posted gardens from a grand total of 45 U.S. states and 22 countries! Still out there is Hawaii (though I have one posting soon!), Alaska, South Dakota, Arizona, and Mississippi. I know you're out there......Wouldn't it be great if we could cover all 50 states by 2014?

**** I'm still looking for photos, everyone! While I've got a bunch of great submissions in reserve, I can always use more. We're heading into winter, when GPOD submission tend to be a bit scarce. If you still want to see a new and exciting garden every single weekday in your inbox, do your part and show us YOUR garden! You can email photos to either or Be sure to tell me where you live and tell me a bit about yourself and your garden. And the more photos the better! Thanks!! ****

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