British Columbia

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    Late-Winter and Early-Spring Bloomers for the Northwest

    In Jason Reeves' article, Plants That Bloom in Late Winter or Early Spring, he discusses how plants that bloom during the coldest time of the year, often go under-appreciated: "Some…

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    Cherry’s Succulent-Topped Pumpkins

    Today we’re visiting with Cherry Ong in Richmond, British Columbia. Fall is the time to close the garden, and it seems like making topped pumpkins has become a tradition for…

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    Ornamental Plants With Berries for Winter Birds in the Northwest

    While many of us may recall learning in school about the phenomenon of bird migration, some in the Pacific Northwest may not be aware that our area is a migratory…

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    Joel’s Flowers

    Today’s photos are from Joel, who gardens in the Pacific Northwest. The big purple flower heads of an allium have attracted a honeybee looking for pollen and nectar. This brilliant…

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    Trees With Great Fall Color for the Northwest

    Although summer is a great and botanically bountiful season, fall is always a much-welcome time of year—especially after the heat of summer. I love living in the Northwest. The extremes…

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    7 Great Pumpkins for the Northwest

    As fall swiftly approaches in the Pacific Northwest I start to look forward to harvesting pumpkins. In my area there are several places to purchase pumpkins for fall eating and…

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    Interesting Broadleaf Evergreens for the Northwest

    In an episode of Fine Gardening's podcast, Let’s Argue About Plants, the hosts discuss the importance of evergreen plants, and the particular perks of broadleaf evergreens: “The key to any…

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    Plant These Bulbs in Fall for Striking Blooms Come Spring

    The changing sunlight and temperatures in September in the Pacific Northwest are a signal for some that it’s time to start wrapping up the garden. But it is also a…

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    GPOD on the Road: Library Gardens at HCP

    Friend of the GPOD Cherry Ong is taking us along for another visit to the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (HCP) in Victoria, British Columbia. This time we’re taking a…

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    Four Dynamo Dahlias for the Northwest Garden

    When summer is in full swing, most gardens are full of color and lush foliage. As the warm days continue, however, some plants start to flag and get tired looking—but…