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    How to Plant Minor Bulbs for Major Impact

    After a long winter nothing brings more joy than seeing the first signs of spring. With a little planning and patience, you can amplify and enhance this feeling of delight…

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    Fall in Carol’s Garden

    Today we’re off to Berwyn, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b), to visit Carol Verhake’s gorgeous garden. We’ve visited Carol’s garden before (Carefully Chosen Colors Bring a Garden Together), and it is always…

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    Fall in Kris’s Garden

    I am Kris Northup, and I live in beautiful central Pennsylvania, Zone 6b. We are having an unusually long growing season here this year, presenting us with some really amazing…

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    Late October in Carla’s Garden, Part 2

    We’re back with Carla Z. Mudry in Malvern, Pennsylvania, today, enjoying the beauty that was late October in her garden. It is a magical moment before the first frost when…

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    Late October in Carla’s Garden

    We’re visiting with regular GPOD contributor Carla Z. Mudry in Malvern, Pennsylvania, today. These photos are from late October in my garden. My bulbs have been planted, and I even…

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    Use a Watering Bag to Establish New Trees

    Fall is an excellent time for planting and transplanting, provided there is adequate soil moisture to allow plants to reestablish their root systems. Because inconsistent watering or lack of rainfall…

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    Fall in Rhonda’s Garden

    We’re off to Pennsylvania today to enjoy fall in Rhonda Molin’s garden. Japanese anemones (Anemone hupehensis, Zones 4–8) are such stars of the fall garden with their abundant flowers. And…

  • deer-resistant plants for the Mid-Atlantic

    Plants That the Herbivores Will Avoid in the Mid-Atlantic

    Fionuala Campion says in her article, Dazzling Deer-Resistant Perennials, "Though very graceful and delightful to behold in their native habitat, deer are a voracious force to reckon with in many…

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    Garden of the Kings

    My name is Joanne Guerriero, and this is the garden created by my dad, Donald King, age 88. It's located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a 6B zone. Nineteen years ago…

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    Returning to Chris’s Pennsylvania Garden

    We’re back today in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, where Chris has, over the past few years, transformed his mostly empty yard into a lush, beautiful garden. Chris poses with his huge stand…