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    Turning a Problem Into a Feature

    Today we're visiting Kathleen Hooper's garden. When my family and I moved from two acres in Connecticut to our Winnetka, Illinois (near Chicago) house, I inherited a small landscaped yard.…

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    Gorgeous Garden Container Designs, Tips, and Inspiration

    Like a blank canvas, a new container presents limitless opportunities and options for form, color, and texture. But before letting your imagination run wild with garden container designs for over-the-top…

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    Container Garden Candidates to Attract Bees for the South

    We are more aware these days about the state of bee welfare than we have been before. It’s a fact that bees are incredibly important to the environment and to…

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    Four Decades in a Garden

    I'm Rebecca Cullen, and I have lived in the same house in New Jersey, Zone 7, for 41 years. Having a passion for gardening has allowed me to continue even…

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    Saying Goodbye to Annuals

    Today’s photos come from longtime friend of the GPOD Cherry Ong. (If you've not seen her garden before, start here or here.) Thought I'd send some photos from before some…

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    Creating Holiday Cheer in Containers

    Robin Parsons is sharing some her handiwork today. She writes: I loved your recent articles on containers and utilizing existing materials. Hope you will enjoy these pots I design seasonally for a…

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    The Great Houseplant Migration

    I’m not much of a houseplant person during the warm part of the year. In fact, virtually all my house plants spend the summer outside on the patio, where they’re…

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    Break the Houseplant Rules

    I started collecting houseplants in 1979, right about the time I found James Underwood Crockett’s houseplant book, Crockett’s Indoor Garden, at a garage sale for 50 cents. I was a…

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    Houseplant Myths

    Admit it: you are dying to adopt something green and growing into your home. But you hesitate. Although you might be a whiz in the garden, somehow translating those skills…

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    A Garden in 40 Shades of Green

    Emmanuel Touhey sent us these photos of his garden in Burke, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. This is my first real American garden. Born and raised in Ireland, I moved…