Annual plants

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    ‘Transformer’ Yellow Fennel Flower Is A Showy Annual

    At a glance, the most commonly grown love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena and cvs., annual) is just a charming little cottage garden annual, with spidery foliage and whirligig flowers in pastel shades…

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    Keith’s Zone 3 Garden

    My name is Keith Irvine. I am 70 years old, and I am guessing that I started my first garden somewhere between the ages of 6 and 10. I grew…

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    An Artist’s Flower Farm

    Today we’re visiting with Valerie Miller. I am an artist and newish gardener. Three years ago I was a work-from-home artist and homeschool mom with three little boys (one, four,…

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    Native Annuals and Biennials for Rocky Mountain Gardens

    Over the last decade or so, the swelling interest in ecological gardening, particularly in the use of native rather than introduced plant species, has proven itself one of the most…

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    Wax Begonias and Other Annuals to Start Early

    When it comes to seed sowing, many of us in the North are eager to get things going as early as possible. More often than not, however, we are advised…

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    Tracy’s Flower Farm

    Hi, I'm Tracy Sundby—mom, wife, homemaker, and avant gardener extraordinaire in Stanwood, Washington. These last two years have brought a profound awakening to my soul. I became a mother, battled…

  • close up of winter squash and plant growing up a wire trellis

    Scott’s New Love of Gardening

    Today we’re in northeastern Pennsylvania visiting with Scott. Growing up I had very little exposure to gardening, aside from my annual 2- to 3-week vacation to my father's house  in…

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    Revisiting Bill’s Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Bill Ziebarth. I live in Duluth, Minnesota. You used my photos in the GPOD two years ago (A Garden Full of Art and Flowers). I now have…

  • seeds to sow in fall

    Sow Seed in Fall for Annuals in Spring

    It might sound counterintuitive, but when the possibility of cooler weather arrives in fall, it’s time to think about spring flowers. Some of the best spring bloomers only do well…

  • greenhouse at night surrounded by flowers of different colors

    Dale’s Garden Day and Night

    We’ve been to Sutton, Massachusetts, to visit Dale Coulter’s stunning garden before (Dale's Greenhouse and Garden), and it is always a pleasure to visit it again! This marvelous greenhouse, made…