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    Tips for Outsmarting Squirrels and More

    Prune ornamental grasses without making a mess Spring cleanup can be a real mess. If you cut your own ornamental grasses, that’s especially true if it’s a windy day and…

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    6 Gardening Tips That Repurpose Common Household Items

    Gardeners often find ingenious ways to solve problems. Below you'll find tips from our readers that repurpose common household items to great effect. Get an edge on gardening and peruse…

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    Reader Tips for Simplifying Early Spring Chores

    Here’s the scoop on top-dressing I prefer to top-dress my flower beds while my perennials are napping safely underground, but I often find myself doing this while the plants are…

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    Christine’s “Joy Garden”

    Today we’ve got photos from Christine Callwood’s garden, sent in by her daughter, Jinger. Christine with her roses in her “Joy Garden,” named after one of her twin daughters. All…

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    New Year’s resolutions… Garden Style

    Happy New Year! It is your GPOD editor Joseph here, and today I’m sharing some of my New Year’s Resolutions… for my garden. Some things that I’m thinking I want…

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    Wishlist Plants for Foliage

    Alright, one last wishlist post from me, your GPOD editor… This time I’m looking past flowers to foliage that I want to add to the garden. Everyone knows that foliage…

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    Wishlist Plants for Shade

    Hi GPODers, your editor Joseph here again today with more plants from my spring shopping wishlist. And today I’m sharing some things I’m eyeing to add – or reaquire –…

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    Wishlist Plants for Sun

    Hey folks, it is your GPOD editor Joseph here… My northern Indiana garden has frozen solid, so gardening activities are on hold here, but I’ve been spending some time thinking…

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    Summer in Tingshu’s Front Garden

    We’re visiting with Tingshu Hu from Massachusetts again today. We’ve visited their beautiful garden in the spring  when the flowering trees are stealing the show, and today they’re sharing their…

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    Summer in Tingshu’s Back Garden

    We’re back in Massachusetts, visiting with Tingshu Hu again. Yesterday we took a look at summer in her front garden, today she’s sharing views from her beautiful back garden, with…