Formal Garden

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    GPOD on the Road: Reynolda Gardens

    Amy Birdsong is taking us along to this beautiful garden today. My husband and I moved our youngest back to college in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, this weekend and stayed overnight…

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    Nemours Estate Brings Formal French Elegance to the Mid-Atlantic

    Nemours Estate, once the country home of Alfred I. duPont, is located on 300 acres in Wilmington, Delaware. Both the mansion and the beautifully interpreted formal French gardens that surround…

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    Patti’s Garden Before and After

    Today we’re visiting Patti’s garden in Guilford, Connecticut. Growing up, I read about a garden like this while sitting on the floor in Accra, Ghana. Now in America, I have…

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    Garden Inspiration From British Columbia, Part 1

    Today’s photos come from our good friend Cherry Ong: I had the good fortune to revisit the Gardens at the Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, recently and thought I…

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    The Alnwick® rose

    Rosa 'The Alnwick®' (Ausgrab)  

    Pink, cup-shaped buds open gradually to a deeply cupped flower, which later develops into a broad, full-petalled, shallow cup of soft pink with paler outer edges.

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    Dahlia ‘Bashful’

    Dahlia 'Bashful'

    'Bashful' is a reliable and prolific bloomer.

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    Red bunny tails

    Pennisetum messiacum 'Red Buttons'

    This annual produces deep reddish-black flowers that resemble rabbits' tails.

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    Dahlia ‘Kidd’s Climax’

    Dahlia 'Kidd's Climax'

    The pink-and-cream dinner-plate-sized 'Kidd's Climax' of 1947 has 10-inch flowers atop 4-foot-tall plants.

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    ‘Fishnet Stockings’ coleus

    Plectranthus scutellarioides ‘Fishnet Stockings’

    A tall, upright coleus, 'Fishnet Stockings' has inky black lines throughout its vivid lime green leaves, tracing the pattern of every vein.

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    Border phlox

    Phlox paniculata 'David'

    This pure white phlox is valuable in the garden because of its abundant, fragrant flowers, its sturdy growth habit, and its resistance to powdery mildew.