• Purple-leaf sand cherry

    Shopping-List Plants for the Northeast

    If you’ve run into a garden rut, we’ve got you covered. It’s time to start planning for your first trip to the local nursery or garden center. What plants will…

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    Close-up Views in Mary’s Garden

    Today we’re enjoying some photos from Mary Murphy. A few years ago I sent you pictures of my garden and ice lanterns. Today's photos are all close-ups. Look for some…

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    Seasons in a Montana Garden

    Today’s photos are from Kielian Dewitt. I have gardened in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana (Zone 5b, except when it’s Zone 4) for 15 years. This spring, I thought it…

  • Purple coneflower

    20 Great Perennials to Start From Seed

    Perennials are the workhorses of most gardens. They reliably return, year after year, and bulk up relatively fast. Perennials can be pricey, though, especially when compared to many annual plants,…

  • Design

    The Flowers of August

    Welcome to Lila Johnson’s garden in Mill Creek, Washington (north of Seattle). Here are photos of what was flowering in her garden in August. An exquisite pure white Oriental lily,…

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    Garden Perfection, 40+ Years in the Making: Part 1

    Welcome to Elaine Hutson’s lovely garden! It is an incredible garden, and as you’ll see, the photographs of it are pretty magical as well. These are pictures taken of my…

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    Blooms, Despite Weather and Wildlife

    Welcome to Evelyn Drake’s garden! I so much enjoy photos from others' gardens, so I decided it was time to share. We wouldn’t have this post otherwise! I garden in…

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    Meadowy Magic

    About a year ago, Istvan Dudas sent us pictures of the private garden in the UK where he has worked to create a dreamy space full of a rich tapestry…

  • Delphinium


    These queens and kings of the mixed border command their due attention with large, pyramidal racemes of numerous flowers that begin opening from the base.