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    Last Year in Angela’s Garden

    My name is Angela O’Brien-Ruff, and I live in Seattle, Zone 8b. I have contributed to GPOD a couple of times over the last few years. (Check out her previous…

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    Seasons in a Montana Garden

    Today’s photos are from Kielian Dewitt. I have gardened in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana (Zone 5b, except when it’s Zone 4) for 15 years. This spring, I thought it…

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    20 Great Perennials to Start From Seed

    Perennials are the workhorses of most gardens. They reliably return, year after year, and bulk up relatively fast. Perennials can be pricey, though, especially when compared to many annual plants,…

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    Stop for Red

    Today we’re going to indulge in a little fun with color by celebrating the color red! Nothing is quite as eye-catching and dramatic as red, scarlet, and crimson in the…

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    Tough-as-Nails Perennials

    I find it hard to leave any nursery without at least a few new purchases. I am often enthralled by some hot new perennial with a flashy tag that is…

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    Fall-Blooming Anemones

    A perennial expert picks the cream of the crop

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    Regional Picks: Plant This With That – Northern Plains

    PLANT THIS: ‘Prairie Fire’ dogwood Name: Cornus alba ‘Prairie Fire’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 to 7 Size: 5 to 6 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

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    Regional Picks: Plants to Grow Together – Mountain West

      Plant This   First Snow® spirea (Spiraea cinerea ‘Grefsheim’) USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 7 Size: 5 to 6 feet tall and wide Conditions: Partial shade; moist, well-drained soil…

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    Regional Picks: Plants to Grow Together – Northwest

    Northwest Plant This   ‘Elizabeth’ bush anemone (Carpenteria californica ‘Elizabeth’) USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 to 10 Size: Up to 8 feet high and 5 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; moist,…