before and after

  • tiered garden beds with veggies and pollinator plants

    Claire’s Garden Renovation in Minneapolis

    Happy Monday GPODers—hope you all had a fabulous weekend and, for those of us facing heat waves, are staying cool!! When starting a restoration, renovation, or upgrade project it can…

  • long garden border bed full of flowers

    Best of the GPOD: Before and After

    We love a good before-and-after on the GPOD. Getting to see what a gardener started with really shows the work, talent, and time that goes into creating every garden we…

  • another view of stepping stone path and surrounding plants

    Building a Garden With Bas

    Today we’re off to Canada to visit with Bas Suharto. I built this garden for Ms. Jeanette in Orleans, Ontario. It started July 5, 2023, from a simple sketch. I…

  • close up of garden bed with bright pink, yellow and purple flowers

    From Ivy to Flowers

    Today we’re in Springfield, Ohio, visiting with Bryan Bailey. I bought a new house five years ago, and all the garden beds were covered in 20-year-old ivy (Hedera helix, Zones…

  • finished garden with hardscaping and plants in bloom

    Making a Garden From a Parking Lot

    My name is Heather, and my husband and I garden in Macon, Georgia. We moved into our historic home 13 years ago, and we set to work creating a cottage-style…

  • formal garden courtyard with fountain and small seating area

    Terri’s New Garden Project

    Today’s photos are from Terri Bennink. We were not able to really work on the front and side yard, as there was a giant sweetgum tree (Liquidambar styraciflua, Zones 5–9)…

  • various pink, white, and yellow flowers in the garden

    Looking Back at an Old Garden

    Today Joe is sharing his former garden with us. This was the garden I made over a decade ago at the first house I ever owned, in central Michigan. This…

  • ground covers growing next to stone walkway

    A New Garden in Massachusetts

    Lisa Remby sent in today's photos. After many years of living in the Midwest for work, my husband and I decided to move back to Massachusetts for retirement in 2020.…

  • completed garden in full bloom

    From Nothing to Garden

    Kat Kinch sent in today’s photos of a garden transformation. My mom, Pat, a retired teacher, was increasingly concerned that a huge, old red maple in close proximity to her…

  • garden path leading to small patio

    Lila’s Garden Makeover

    Today we’re visiting with Lila Johnson (whose garden we’ve visited before: The Flowers of August). My garden has been featured in the GPOD previously, but after much thought and several…