Early Spring

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    Underrated Flowers of Spring

    It is spring in my garden in northern Indiana, and the bulbs are showing off like crazy. Daffodils are everywhere, and tulips are poking up and getting ready to bloom.…

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    ‘Royal Blue’ European Wood Anemone Is an Early Spring Gem

    Spring! There’s no time of year I like more. After I’ve been wallowing through the doldrums of winter for months, my anticipation is palpable. Waiting with bated breath for all…

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    Native Spring Shows

    It's Joseph in Northern Indiana here today. As spring arrives, so many of our gardens are full of daffodils and tulips and other examples of spring-blooming species from around the…

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    March in Carla’s Garden

    We’re in Malvern, Pennsylvania, today, visiting Carla Zambelli Mudry’s garden and seeing how early March looked there. March 2024 so far is roaring in like a lion. There is rain…

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    Beauties in Carol’s Garden

    We recently visited Carol’s winter garden in Hendersonville, North Carolina (Carol's Winter Garden), and today we’re headed back to see more of her beauties. Carol has been gardening here since…

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    Visiting Spring in North Carolina

    Hi GPODers—it's your editor, Joseph, here. Last week I took a trip down from my home in northern Indiana to Raleigh, North Carolina, and got a little prelude of spring.…

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    Reader Tips for Simplifying Early Spring Chores

    Here’s the scoop on top-dressing I prefer to top-dress my flower beds while my perennials are napping safely underground, but I often find myself doing this while the plants are…

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    Spring in Mary’s Garden

    Today’s photos are from Mary Spencer. I thought you might enjoy a few pictures of my Westminster, Maryland, spring flowers. Named for Meriwether Lewis of Lewis and Clark fame, lewisia…

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    Spring Discoveries

    Hi, this is Joseph in Indiana. I moved into my house about a year and a half ago, and the yard was a completely taken over by masses of invasive…

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    Early Spring in Pennsylvania

    We’re visiting with Carla Z. Mudry in Malvern, Pennsylvania today: Early spring seems to have arrived. This year she came to see us in late February. To me this is…