garden transformation

  • 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…

  • update a mature garden
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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,…

  • ground covers growing next to stone walkway
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    A New Garden in Massachusetts

    Lisa Remby sent in today's photos. After many years of living in the Midwest for work, my husband and I decided to move back to Massachusetts for retirement in 2020.…

  • view of the water fountain and statues in the japanese-style garden
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    Dale’s Japanese Garden

    Today we're visiting a part of Dale Dailey's garden. In 2010, I decided to transform a quiet area in our large garden into a more contemplative space. In the spring,…

  • garden in fall with lots of fall flowers
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    Changes in Michael’s Garden

    My name is Michael Follose, and since my last submission (Michael's Garden in Oregon and Returning to a Garden After Almost a Decade ), I’ve had two birch (Betula) trees…

  • new garden in spring
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    Seasons in Renee’s Garden

    Hello! My name is Renee and I live in Memphis, Tennessee. I wanted to share my back garden in four seasons as well as "before" pictures. I started working on…

  • wider view of gardens surrounding home
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    Heritage and Habitat

    Today we’re visiting with Kat Kinch. We found our new home early in the pandemic, when lockdowns made clear that our well-loved bungalow was too small for our future. A…

  • whimsical elf house built on a tree stump with blue door and trim
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    Creative Recycling in a Woodland Garden

    My name is Paul Brothe, and I live and garden in Newburgh, New York. (See a previous visit to this garden.) In 2020, I cleared an overgrown part of my…