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    GPOD on the Road: Bog Garden at Hatley Castle

    We’re traveling with Cherry Ong today, going through time as well as in space to visit the bog garden at Hatley Castle. The castle is a historic site in Victoria,…

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    GPOD on the Road: Toronto Garden Tour

    On this cold wintery day, we’re looking back to early summer when frequent GPOD contributor Cherry Ong was visiting Toronto and went on some garden tours. Enjoy this beautiful, inspiring…

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    GPOD on the Road: Garden Tour With Cherry

    This week we’re on the road with Cherry Ong again, looking back at some gardens she got to visit on a garden tour organized by the Toronto Botanical Garden. Today…

  • front steps with plants on all sides and a container of colorful annual flowers
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    September in Alice’s Garden

    Today we’re in Sweaburg, Ontario, visiting with Alice Fleurkens. We’ve been to her beautiful garden a couple times before (see Alice’s Front Garden in Canada), and it is always a…

  • raised garden bed full of diverse cacti
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    GPOD on the Road: Allan Gardens Conservatory

    This summer, friend of the GPOD Cherry Ong had a chance to visit the Allan Gardens Conservatory in Toronto. These are some shots from the tropical and arid houses. This…

  • large pink daylily flowers in front of a mass planting of smaller yellow flowers
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    Joanne’s Nova Scotia Garden

    Today we’re visiting Joanne Eddy’s garden. Our property is just outside Halifax, Nova Scotia, and when we bought the house, it was basically a big blank slate. A few trees…

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    GPOD on the Road: Library Gardens at HCP

    Friend of the GPOD Cherry Ong is taking us along for another visit to the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (HCP) in Victoria, British Columbia. This time we’re taking a…

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    Linda’s Calgary Garden

    We’re visiting with Linda Grey-Martin today. Hello from Calgary, Alberta. Our climate is officially Zone 4a, although many Zone 5 plants survive in my garden. Calgary is close to the…

  • garden pond with waterlilies and surrounded by conifers
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    GPOD on the Road: Abkhazi Garden

    Cherry Ong is taking us to visit Abkhazi Garden in Victoria, British Columbia. These photos are from a trip she took there this spring. Japanese maples (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9)…

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    GPOD on the Road: Spring at Hatley Castle and Gardens

    Cherry Ong has taken us to visit the beautiful grounds at Hatley Castle before, during the summer (GPOD on the Road: Hatley Castle). Luckily for us, she went back this…