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  • Design

    Container Garden Design: Three’s Company

    It’s easy to get carried away with container design, adding plants until the pot overflows. But simple designs can be stunning too, so the FG editors asked five designers to…

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    Color-Blind Plant Combinations

    Today we’ve got some photos that Joe Hopkins sent in, along with information about the garden by Scott Dunlap. Joe asked that I get some information to you on the…

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    Underused Picks for Spring Containers

    Are you getting tired of planting your spring containers with the same plant palette of pansies (Viola × wittrockiana cvs., annual), hyacinths (Hyacinthus orientalis, Zones 5–9), and sweet alyssum (Lobularia…

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    The Fern Fairway

    Today we’re back in Cherry Ong’s fabulous garden in British Columbia. The side garden developed this year is entirely a shade garden featuring ferns. We had so many names for…

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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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    Repotting House Plants | Southern California Regional Report

    July weather is hot and dry, so why not stay inside with the air-conditioning or a fan and catch up on your indoor gardening? Indoor plants need love too, so…

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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…

  • Article

    Good Friends Make a Great Garden

    Alice Fleurkens shared these photos of her garden, which is thriving thanks to generous friends who pitched in when she needed them. My husband and I live in Sweaburg, Ontario.…

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    Tabletop Containers

    Because many of us are spending more time dining or entertaining in our outdoor spaces, we are also on the lookout for creative ways to spruce up and enjoy these…

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    Looking at the Garden

    Today’s garden belongs to Laurie Robertson. Hello! I garden in Zone 5A, with a lot of shade and part shade. I also tend toward moist soils. This year is season…

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