• Iphigenia tree peony

    Peony Growing Basics for the Mid-Atlantic

    As one of the most unmistakable and recognizable flowers in the world, the peony has been revered for its enduring beauty and fragrance for centuries. It is believed that these…

  • Virgin's Bower

    Plants That Take Sun and Shade for the Mid-Atlantic

      1. Virgin’s Bower Name: Clematis virginiana Zones: 3–8 Size: 12 to 20 feet tall and 3 to 6 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to full shade; average to wet,…

  • apple tree from below

    6 Tips for Pruning Young Fruit Trees

    Good things come to those who wait, and this is especially true when establishing young fruit trees. Pruning to encourage proper branching structure and the production of high-quality fruit requires…

  • Xit daffodil

    Shopping-List Plants for the Mid-Atlantic

    If you’ve run into a garden rut, we’ve got you covered. It’s time to start planning for your first trip to the local nursery or garden center. What plants will…

  • waterfall Japanese maple and surrounding garden in fall

    More in Sally’s Maryland Garden

    We’re back today in Phoenix, Maryland, visiting with Sally Barker. She’s shared her garden with us on the GPOD in the past (Sally's Garden in Maryland, Up Front , Sally's…

  • view of shade garden and beds beyond from under Japanese maple tree

    Sally’s Garden in Maryland

    Today we’re in Phoenix, Maryland, visiting Sally Barker’s beautiful garden: While my garden has been featured many times on GPOD (Sally's Garden in Maryland, Up Front , Sally's Maryland Garden),…

  • a mix of colorful pollinator plants

    Pollinator Plants for Mid-Atlantic Gardens

    Honeybees and butterflies may be the poster children for pollinator awareness, but these charismatic garden visitors actually make up a very small portion of the species that move pollen from…

  • Wada’s Memory magnolia

    Magnificent Magnolias for Mid-Atlantic Gardens

    Millions of years of evolution and hybridization efforts by generations of enthusiasts have produced hundreds of magnolia species and cultivars. Our mild Mid-Atlantic climate is conducive for growing a significant…

  • spring planting plan mid-atlantic

    Spring Planting Plan for the Mid-Atlantic

    In her article "Spring Planting Ideas," Michelle Gervais beautifully illustrates the magical time that is the start of spring: "Our winter-weary spirits lift as hints of green begin to appear.…

  • small outdoor staircase covered with garbage bags

    Garden-Friendly Snow Clearing and Salt Alternatives

    In the depths of winter the focus on what happens under our feet is generally centered around staying safe and minimizing slips, trips, and falls on steps or walkways covered…