Formal Garden

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    Episode 161: A Field Trip to the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

    There’s nothing nicer than being outside on a beautiful late spring day, especially if it means you get a whole day away from your desk. Danielle, Carol, and digital editor…

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    GPOD on the Road: Gardens Around Niagara

    Happy Friday, GPODers! Last summer I went on a bucket-list trip, taking my camper van from my home state of Connecticut across Canada to Vancouver Island, and back across the…

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    The Garden at Misty Haven

    We’re visiting with Edward Bielski today. We purchased our unbuilt home in 2021 in a new subdivision in Roseville, California. We started with a blank canvas and, using the pool…

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    Jill’s New Zealand Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Jill Hammond. I very much enjoy getting your daily photos of gardens from around the world, most of which seem to be in the Northern Hemisphere.…

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    How to Incorporate Arid Native Plants in Formal Garden Designs

    I love the natural shapes of plants in landscape design, but garden style is subjective, and it’s fair to say that gardens should be fun and expressive. We all have…

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    Sallie’s Pandemic Garden Project

    Sallie Boge is sharing her garden with us today. We garden in Riverside, a nearby suburb of Chicago (Zone 5a–6b). In April 2020 we constructed two new 11x16 garden beds…

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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…