Northwest

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    Design

    Kathy’s Labor of Love

    Today we’re visiting Kathy Bishop’s beautiful garden. I live in Portland, Oregon, and my garden has evolved endlessly for the past 25 years. This started as a bare quarter-acre dirt…

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    Luscious Peony Varieties for the Pacific Northwest

    There is nothing quite like viewing the exquisite beauty of a blooming peony (Paeonia spp. and hybrids, Zones 3–9) in the garden. As a nongardener, I would purchase fresh cut…

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    GPOD on the Road: Anemones and Erythronium at the HCP

    The GPOD is on the road again, and today friend of the GPOD Cherry Ong is taking us on a visit to the gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the…

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    A Garden Where the Deep South Meets the Pacific Northwest

    After living their entire lives in Alabama, and with a little encouragement from some friends, Phillip Oliver and his husband made their dreams a reality by retiring and relocating to…

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    How I Grew a Wildflower Meadow in the Pacific Northwest

    It is hard to read any garden magazines or social media posts without seeing wildflower meadows. It is fun to think about dedicating a part of your garden to wildness.…

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    Tips for Success With Hydrangeas

    Although hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp. and cvs., Zones 4–10) are extremely popular and seen everywhere, how to grow them is a widespread mystery. The types available are many and varied. The…

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    Plants for the Northwest to Add to Your Shopping List

    Whether you're walking through your local garden center, flipping through the pages of your favorite catalog, or scrolling the website of an online retailer, the sheer number of plant choices…

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    Blues from Kathleen’s Garden

    I’m Kathleen Shelman, and I’ve gardened on our acre in Corbett, Oregon, for 35 years. I love using blue in my garden, so here’s a sampling of blues throughout the…

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    How-To

    Feel-Good Gardening Through Volunteering in the Northwest

    What gardener does not want to view beautiful gardens? Once a person has been bitten by the gardening bug, they often want to see other gardens, get ideas, learn about…

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    GPOD on the Road: Fairbanks, Alaska

    My name is Fran, and I live in Massachusetts. I have submitted my home garden before, but today I’m sharing photos for GPOD on the Road. My husband and I…