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Design

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    Elements of a Japanese Garden

    The art and craft of the Japanese garden continues to thrive today after well over 1,300 years in Japan and for the last 150 years in various points west and…

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    Create an Autumn Masterpiece

    Are you like me? I can’t pass a farmstand in fall without stopping to add new shapes and colors to my overflowing gourd and pumpkin collection. I am also obsessed…

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    Creating a Magical Escape in the Middle of Town

    Linda VanDyke is sharing her garden with us today. My husband and I have lived in our home for more than 20 years. When we moved in, our yard had…

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    A Garden in 40 Shades of Green

    Emmanuel Touhey sent us these photos of his garden in Burke, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. This is my first real American garden. Born and raised in Ireland, I moved…

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    How Great Garden Design Happens

    As a professional garden designer, I help people plan and execute projects of all sizes. Experience has taught me that asking the right questions and helping my clients to make…

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    Change Up Your Garden!

    Today's photos come from John Erskine of San Carlos, CA. I've been gardening on this property in San Carlos, California, for 18 years. Originally the backyard had nothing in it; I've…

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    Episode 26: Broadleaf Evergreens

      The bones of any successful garden are its woody plants. And, the key to any successful four-season garden is evergreens. Conifers are great, but they can be pricey and…

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    Plants That Worked This Summer

    Cherry Ong of Richmond, British Columbia, has contributed to the GPOD many times (if you’ve missed seeing her earlier posts, check out this one of some of her amazing gardens),…

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    Designing a Garden Around an Antique Shed

    Today’s photos come from Sharon Weiser of St. Joseph, Missouri: Mine is a country garden at heart. In Zone 5, my garden is a mix of sun and shade, trees,…

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    Favorite Plants of Fall

    Depending on where you live, it is finally starting to cool off and turn from summer toward fall. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year in the…