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    Two Plans for Small Urban Gardens with Big Impact

    Whether you live in an urban setting or a slightly larger suburban spot, space can often be a factor when it comes to garden choices. We all face a conundrum:…

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    Unusual Fall Perennials for Your Region

    In Andy Brand’s article Unusual Fall Perennials, he discusses some out-of-the-box plant picks for this spectacular time in the garden: “As we reluctantly accept the inevitable and begin preparing our gardens…

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    Small Gardens Ain’t So Bad | Letter from the Editor

    While editing this issue, I haven’t been able to get Joni Mitchell out of my head. Yes, that Joni Mitchell—specifically, her 1970 hit “Big Yellow Taxi” and the line “You…

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    Plants That Will Bring Multiseason Interest to Your Garden

    If your planting lacks flair in certain seasons, try taking some inspiration from our list of favorites from this exceptional New England garden. 'Goldtau’ tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’)…

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    4 Planting Plans for Multiseason Interest Garden Designs

    On a north-facing hillside in Norwich, Vermont, mostly hidden behind a historic farmhouse and barn lies a gorgeous and sophisti­cated landscape. It is the home garden of designer Bill Noble…

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    Wendy’s Pennsylvania Garden

    Today’s photos are from Wendy Quereau. We’ve visited her garden before (Beauty From Wendy's Garden), and it is always a pleasure to see it again. I thought I’d send more…

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    Cherry’s Home Garden

    Cherry Ong is a frequent contributor to our "GPOD on the Road" series. But she not only loves visiting beautiful gardens. She has a wonderful garden space of her own…

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    Tips for Designing with Trees in the Garden

    As a newcomer to our property, I spend untold hours gazing at our land; nearly all that I see are trees. Yes, there’s a field leading down to a swimming…

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    Blooms in Maxine’s Garden

    Maxine Brisport in Rotterdam, New York, is welcoming us into her garden today. I started this garden four years ago. It took hours of cutting down very thick foliage (weeds,…

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    ‘Mojito’ Elephant’s Ear Has Fabulous Foliage

    While this elephant’s ear is by no means new, when you see it you can’t help but want to shout its praises from the rooftops. At least that’s how we…