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    Glendon’s Rhode Island Garden

    My name is Glendon Elliott. My garden is in Jamestown, Rhode Island, on Conanicut Island, where surrounded by water, we are always a bit warmer (or cooler in the spring)…

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    More of May in Carla’s Garden

    Yesterday, Carla Zambelli shared the abundance of spring in her Malvern, Pennsylvania, garden with us, and today we’re back to revel in even more of the beauty of this time…

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    The Merry Month of May in Carla’s Garden

    Carla Zambelli is sharing the abundance of spring in her Malvern, Pennsylvania, garden with us today. May means rhododendrons, azaleas, peonies, the first roses, and more! The garden is awash…

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    GPOD on the Road: Butchart Gardens Daffodils

    Cherry Ong is sharing more photos of spring bloom at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia. Today she’s focusing on all the beautiful daffodils (Narcissus hybrids, Zones 3–9) that caught…

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    May in Indiana

    Joseph here, sharing some things in bloom in my northern Indiana garden from the first half of May. I’m not sure what species this wallflower (Erysimum sp.) is—it came from…

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    Gardening in North Dakota

    Today’s photos are from Shiloh in Williston, North Dakota, a chilly spot at the edge of Zones 3 and 4, but that doesn’t stop Shiloh from having a beautiful, productive…

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    Julie and Mike’s Baltimore Highlands Garden

    Joe sent in today’s photos, which feature the beautiful garden of his neighbors Julie and Mike in Baltimore. The gardens, started 20 years ago, were built on a rustic farm-implement…

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    Clematis and Carnivores in Carol’s Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Carol Lim, who gardens in Hendersonville, North Carolina, where she grows some beautiful and unusual plants. Sarracenia 'Daina's Delight' (pitcher plant, Zones 5–9) is in the…

  • Episode 135: Spring Flowering Dwarf Shrubs
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    Episode 135: Spring-Flowering Dwarf Shrubs

    If you’re looking to add some heft to the spring garden but don’t want to overwhelm genteel bulbs or ephemeral perennials, then spring-flowering dwarf shrubs are the answer. These little powerhouses…

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    GPOD on the Road: Spring at Butchart

    Cherry Ong is taking us along to see spring at Butchart Gardens in British Columbia. This garden is famous for over-the-top displays of spring bulbs and annuals, which paint the…