garden transformation

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    Returning to Chris’s Pennsylvania Garden

    We’re back today in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, where Chris has, over the past few years, transformed his mostly empty yard into a lush, beautiful garden. Chris poses with his huge stand…

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    Side Yard Transformation by Chris

    Today’s photos are from Chris. I am from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania where I run a homeless outreach non-profit and offer plants and seedlings from the garden in exchange for donations. Our…

  • small brick circle patio with plants surrounding
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    Monica’s Florida Garden

    My name is Monica Babwah. I live in New Port Richey, Florida, with my husband and four children. I’ve been busy with landscape design for about four years, and I…

  • close up of garden bed with bright pink, yellow and purple flowers
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    From Ivy to Flowers

    Today we’re in Springfield, Ohio, visiting with Bryan Bailey. I bought a new house five years ago, and all the garden beds were covered in 20-year-old ivy (Hedera helix, Zones…

  • finished garden with hardscaping and plants in bloom
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    Making a Garden From a Parking Lot

    My name is Heather, and my husband and I garden in Macon, Georgia. We moved into our historic home 13 years ago, and we set to work creating a cottage-style…

  • formal garden courtyard with fountain and small seating area
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    Terri’s New Garden Project

    Today’s photos are from Terri Bennink. We were not able to really work on the front and side yard, as there was a giant sweetgum tree (Liquidambar styraciflua, Zones 5–9)…

  • close up of pink, blue, purple, and white flowers in summer
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    Northford Garden

    Today we’re visiting with MJ McCabe. We purchased this property in Northford, Connecticut, about 40 years ago. It was a former apple orchard. Gradually, the ancient apple trees started to…

  • urban garden with reconfiguration of beds
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    Kathy’s Urban Garden

    Today we’re featuring an urban garden in New York City. My husband, Ian, and I (Kathy) live in a small house on a 100-foot by 25-foot lot in Queens, New…

  • various pink, white, and yellow flowers in the garden
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    Looking Back at an Old Garden

    Today Joe is sharing his former garden with us. This was the garden I made over a decade ago at the first house I ever owned, in central Michigan. This…

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    How to Make Changes to an Overgrown Garden

    Twenty years ago, I began to create a long flower border against an old stone wall that runs along the west side of our 1760s Cape Cod–style house. Big skies,…