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    6 Native Bee Balms to Grow for Gorgeous Color in the Garden

    Bee balm (Monarda spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9) has long been a garden staple for its bold flower colors. The common name comes from the fact that the resin is…

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    Yearning for the Colors of My Garden

    Today we're visiting with Gail Bromer. For most of my life, I worked, renovated an antique farmhouse in Connecticut, and was a mom to our growing boys. I created small…

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    Having Fun Digging In

    My name is Kat, and I’ve been gardening for two years in a small town in Ontario, Canada. Our village is in a rural area, and I’m very lucky to…

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    From Wild to Wonderful

    Today we’re visiting Karen Holmen’s garden in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. I’ve been out taking pictures of my garden over the last few weeks. It always takes a bit longer…

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    From Barren Lot to Pollinator Paradise

    My name is Barb Mrgich. I am a Master Gardener in Adams County, Pennsylvania, which is in Zone 6a. My husband and I bought our 3/8-acre lot in 1989. The…

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    A Peaceful Retreat, 20 Years in the Making

    Today’s photos come from Dennis and Patty Taylor. We have been gardening in a quarter-acre lot in Zone 5 in Bourbonnais, Illinois, since 1999. We have been featured in the…

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    Relax in the Garden

    It is always a treat to visit Caroline Williams’ Louisiana garden! If you’ve missed her garden before, check out her containers and glowing tulips. Today she’s hoping we will relax…

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    Hydrangeas, Roses, and More

    Carla Zambelli Mudry, a frequent contributor to the GPOD (see, for example, here and here), is back, sharing some highlights of her June garden. Happy June, Fine Gardening! There is…

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    A Garden for Frogs, Toads, Bees, and Butterflies

    Kimberly Hennelly is sharing photos today of her garden and the various nonhuman visitors she welcomes into the space. I wanted to share some photos of the frogs and pollinators…

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    From Bare Earth to a Garden

    Today’s photos come from Charlie Benedick, who is remembering a former garden in Virginia. We began by adding shrubs, trees, and then perennials. Then we added a patio. It was…