Kaitlyn Hayes

Kaitlyn Hayes

Kaitlyn is a contributing editor for Fine Gardening magazine and a budding plant enthusiast. After five years working behind-the-scenes building web articles and social posts for FG, Kaitlyn caught the gardening bug and started amassing a collection of cacti and succulents for her indoor garden. But Kaitlyn’s garden challenges and experiences are a little outside the box… She takes her potted plants and brings them on the road with her in a self-converted campervan. Making plants mobile comes with all sorts of obstacles, but the added work allows her to visit public gardens and experience the beauty of plants in nature all over North America.

You can keep up with some of Kaitlyn’s travels by checking out our Garden Photo of the Day blog, where she compiles reader submissions for our daily blog, and by giving her a follow on Instagram: @agirlherdogandtheroad.

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    GPOD on the Road: Assiniboine Park Gardens, Part 2

    Happy Friday, GPODers! Last Friday I shared my experience at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As promised, I'm back this week to share more photos from this expansive park with…

  • Assiniboine Park sensory Garden
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    GPOD on the Road: Assiniboine Park Gardens

    Happy Friday, GPODers! Last Friday I shared some wildflowers I spotted on my travels through Ontario last summer, but the trip did not stop there. As I continued my way…

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    GPOD on the Road: Canadian Wildflowers

    Happy Friday, GPODers! We have another installment of my travels through Canada last summer, and I want to dive into some of the wildflowers I spotted while traveling. While rest…

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    GPOD on the Road: Gardens Around Niagara

    Happy Friday, GPODers! Last summer I went on a bucket-list trip, taking my camper van from my home state of Connecticut across Canada to Vancouver Island, and back across the…

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    GPOD on the Road: Hershey Gardens, Part 2

    Happy Friday, GPODers! We're wrapping up this week with some bonus pictures from my trip last year to Hershey Gardens. After checking out the endless rose varieties and meandering through…

  • Hershey Gardens
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    GPOD on the Road: Hershey Gardens, Part 1

    Hi GPODers! As an avid traveler, I'm more than happy to continue Joseph's "On the Road" series and feature gorgeous gardens you and I have experienced while traveling or exploring…

  • Canada mayflower plants growing in the shade of a tree
    Garden Photo of the Day

    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…

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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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    Turning a Soggy Site into a Native Woodland Garden

    When Lindsey Cline and Corey Shrader purchased their 9-acre property in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, it would be an understatement to say that there was a lot of…

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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…