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    Building a Japanese-Inspired Garden

    Today we’re off to Canada, visiting with Bas Suharto. We’ve seen Bas's home garden before, but today's garden is one that Bas created for a friend. At the end of…

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    Fall in Nicki’s Garden

    Today we’re in Lake Bluff, Illinois (north of Chicago), visiting Nicki Snoblin’s garden. I am often attracted to pristine garden beds filled with colorful and unblemished flowers and foliage. This…

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    Parterre Garden in Ottawa

    Today Bas Suharto is sharing a beautiful front garden with us. I live in Ottawa, Ontario (Zone 5b), and today I’m sharing pictures of my front garden. It is a…

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    Early Fall in the Fern Fairway

    The past few Fridays we’ve been tagging along as Cherry Ong takes us to visit some wonderful public gardens, but today she’s welcoming us into her home garden—specifically, the narrow,…

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    Color Year After Year

    Today’s photos come from Pallavi Divekar in Naperville, Illinois. I am all for perennial gardening and love to see the blooms year after year. I started this hobby a decade…

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    A Visit to the Amazon Spheres

    You may have heard that Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle includes a series of enormous greenhouses called The Spheres that are packed with an incredible collection of tropical plants. Frequent GPOD…

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    Returning to a Sculptor’s Garden

    Today we’re taking a trip back to the Philadelphia garden of sculptor Syd Carpenter. If you missed our last visit to her garden, check it out here. Ariseama ringens (cobra…

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    Regional Picks: Large-Leaved Perennials – Northwest

    1. Fairy Wings Epimedium Name: Epimedium wushanense USDA hardiness zones: 6 to 9 Size: Up to 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade; fertile, moist, well-drained soil…

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    Designing Containers for Shade

    Designing a container for shade can be a challenge because you are no longer choosing your favorite color of the all-too-familiar geranium or petunia. Choosing plants for a shady container…

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    Regional Picks: Uncommon & Unfussy Plants – South

    Indian pink Name: Spigelia marilandica USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 2 feet tall and 18 inches wide Conditions: Partial shade; fertile, well-drained soil This southeastern native wildflower is…