Mid-Atlantic

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    Design

    Bluestars Shine in Mid-Atlantic Gardens

    Every garden needs a few all-star players on its roster, and any bluestar (Amsonia spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9) would be a great addition to your team. Best known for…

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    Design

    Fall in Carol’s Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Carol Verhake. It's been a while since I submitted photos of my garden, but I've been impressed with the fall color display this year and felt…

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    Design

    Fall in Carla’s Garden

    Today’s photos are from Carla Zambelli Mudry in Malvern, Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful late October day after several gloomy days. I’ve been busy in the garden, and I even…

  • view of exposed logs in the hugel bed with purple flowers on top
    Design

    A Hugel Garden

    My name is Syd Carpenter. I am a home gardener in Philadelphia. Two years ago the Woodmere Art Museum asked me to design a garden for their site. Along with…

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    Design

    Grasses and Other Fall Beauties

    Today we’re in the garden of Thomas Mrazik in Worcester, Pennsylvania. Here is a photo from my home garden meadow, Goodly Gardens (Zones 6/7). In the midst of fall the…

  • brown ornamental grasses and perennials in fall
    Design

    Fall in John’s Garden

    My name is John Markowski. I garden in Zone 6B, in rural New Jersey, where I'm surrounded by deer and the soil is wet clay 24/7. Because of that, I…

  • border garden bed with orange heuchera and dark elderberry
    Design

    Veronica’s Delaware Garden

    Today we're visiting Veronica Labate's garden. When I was a child my mother would give me Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum, Zones 4–9) to take to school for show and tell. I…

  • small garden water feature with koi fish and potted foliage plants
    Design

    Terrie’s Urban Sanctuary

    We’re visiting with Terrie Lewine today: I live in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, in a rowhome. I call my garden the Urban Sanctuary. The garden is a work in…

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    How-To

    Tree Planting Tips

    When you’ve gone to the trouble of finding exactly the right tree for your garden, it makes sense that you’d want to give it every possible advantage at planting time.…

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    Design

    Late Summer in Sharon’s Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Sharon Danovich Lupone in Pittsburgh. We’ve been to her garden before (Sharon's Pennsylvania Garden, Part 2 and Sharon's Pennsylvania Garden), and today she’s sharing some views…