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    Pick Your Hue: Best Plants in Every Color

    Plants come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. One of the secrets to a great garden design is to choose a color scheme and stick to it. This helps your…

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    Is it OK to Plant Miscanthus?

    Despite being categorized as “invasive” in 25 states, the District of Columbia, and Ontario, miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis* and cvs., Zones 4–9) continues to be a popular nursery plant. Many still…

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    Designing with Green

    One of a gardener’s greatest goals and challenges is to plan for a season of continuous blooms: from daffodils, tulips, and lilacs in spring to peonies, irises, and clematis in…

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    Giant Snapdragons!

    Today’s photos come from Peggy Rupert. Our garden is in Brookings, Oregon, on Pacific Coast. You can get a glimpse of the Pacific in the background of some of the…

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    A Garden in a Vase

    Today’s photos come from Pam Bosse. She sent in some really lovely photos of her garden, but what really caught my attention were the incredible flower arrangements she creates entirely…

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    Hardy Native Ferns

    A garden planting of ferns conjures up images of shaded retreats and cool walks by wooded streams. Yes, ferns do abound in the deepest, darkest woodlands. But not all ferns…

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    Packed with Beauty, Part 1

    Today’s photos come from Joanna Kenyon from Owosso, Michigan. Actually, her garden is so awesome that we’re going to spend two days on it! So enjoy today, and come back…

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    Japanese Style in California

    Today’s photos come from Geni Hiestand. I live in the Sierra foothills in Grass Valley, California. Our front yard was a patch of weeds and clay soil when my husband…

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    A Cottage Garden in Connecticut

    Greetings from Darien, Connecticut. My name is Andrea Huntington, and I've enjoyed working on my cottage gardens at my 1780s home. This little garden includes foxglove (Digitalis purpurea, Zones 4–9),…

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    A Labor of Love

    Today’s photos are from Carla Zambelli Mudry. Welcome to some scenes from my garden. My current garden is my wonderland. Except for tree work and the planting of a willow…