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    Sheila’s Spring Wildflowers

    Hello and happy Monday, GPODers! When I checked the GPOD inbox last week I was excited to see another person who had recently gone "plant watching" and shared some photos…

  • Ezo Murasaki Japanese Aster

    Plants That Take Sun and Shade for the Northeast

      1. Eastern Red Columbine Name: Aquilegia canadensis Zones: 3–8 Size: 2 feet tall and 12 to 18 inches wide Conditions: Full sun to full shade; average, well-drained soil Native…

  • Canada mayflower plants growing in the shade of a tree

    A Field Guide to Plant Watching

    Happy Monday GPODers! Hope everyone had a beautiful weekend with lots of time spent in the garden. If not in the garden, I hope you at least had an opportunity…

  • three bouquets of white, yellow, and pink flowers

    A Cut-Flower Garden for the Community

    Hey GPODers! Today's submission is one that gives you those warm-and-fuzzy feelings. It started with a message from Elizabeth on behalf of her friend, Sue: Hello, Fine Gardening. My friend,…

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    Cacti and Succulent Gardening in Connecticut

    Hey GPODers! A new editor is at the helm of Garden Photo of the Day, and I want to take the opportunity to (sort of) formally introduce myself. My name…

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    Anticipating the Colors of Summer

    Today’s photos are from Lee. The winter was a mellow one here in the Mohawk Valley in central New York State. Spring has been fairly warm, but I can't wait…

  • Swiss chard growing in a rocky vegetable garden

    Which Vegetables to Grow in Rocky Soil and Which to Avoid

    Here in the Northeast, rocks are just a part of gardening life, and even if you are raising vegetables in an old garden (one that's been well tended for decades),…

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    Lady Slippers in Massachusetts

    Michael C. LaFerney in Lakeville, Massachusetts, shared a few photos with us . . . . . . of some lady slippers. Okay, bad joke, but wow! That is an…

  • Purple-leaf sand cherry

    Shopping-List Plants for the Northeast

    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…

  • Falling in Love common poppy

    Discover Expert Tips on Cultivating Poppies and the Best Varieties to Grow

    Poppies (Papaver spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) are one of the most beloved and desirable garden flowers, but they aren't as easy to please as many sources make them out…