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    A SoCal Gardener in the Pacific Northwest

    Hi GPODers! Today we're in the garden of Jo Ann, and seeing how she's faring after a move from sunny SoCal to the lush Pacific Northwest: My name is Jo…

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    Spectacular Summer Flowering Bulbs for the Pacific Northwest 

    Spring is fading fast, and memories of the daffodil and tulip bulbs that we filled our beds and containers with are starting to fade also. Now is the time to…

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    Plants That Take Sun and Shade for the Pacific Northwest

      1. Chinese Kousa Dogwood Name: Cornus kousa var. chinensis Zones: 5–8 Size: 15 to 30 feet tall and 12 to 25 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

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    Lush, Big-Leaf Plants for a Shady Pacific Northwest Garden

    If you’re a sun-loving gardener, finding yourself presented with a woodland garden or an otherwise shaded area of the landscape can feel a little overwhelming, and maybe even disappointing. But…

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    Great Native Plants for Western Gardens

    In his article Weaving Vignettes Together, horticulturalist Dan Johnson gives us a look into his home garden in Denver, where he uses repeated plant groupings and consistent hardscaping to unify…

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    Shopping-List Plants for the Pacific Northwest

    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…

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    Planting Around a Patio in the Pacific Northwest

    February in our region was a month of waiting for the weather to get better. Warm winds and longer days have finally arrived, and most of us are desperate to…

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    Margot’s Snowdrops

    Margot Navarre is sharing her earliest blooms with us today. She gardens in Bellevue, Washington, and we’ve visited her garden before; check out Summer in Margot's Garden if you want…

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    A Year in Peggy’s Garden

    Today we’re off to Gig Harbor, Washington, where Peggy Fox is escaping the winter blues by looking back at some favorite photos from last year in her garden. Spring foliage…

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    Spring Planting Plan for the Pacific Northwest

    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.…