garden transformation

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    Turning a Problem Into a Feature

    Today we're visiting Kathleen Hooper's garden. When my family and I moved from two acres in Connecticut to our Winnetka, Illinois (near Chicago) house, I inherited a small landscaped yard.…

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    Katy’s New Side Yard Garden

    My name is Katy, and I garden in Zone 7B, in Tsawwassen British Columbia, Canada, just south of Vancouver. We have a modified Mediterranean climate with heavy winter rainfall and…

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    From Mud to Garden (and Golf Hole!)

    Today we’re in Raleigh, North Carolina, visiting with John Matthews. I have put together an entire deck on the garden, going from muddy grass to what it is today. There…

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    Evolving From Vegetables to Flowers

    I am Laurie Fischer, and I garden in northeastern Ohio. I’ve been gardening in the Midwest for over fifty years, but this is the longest in one place. This garden…

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    Lila’s Garden Makeover

    Today we’re visiting with Lila Johnson (whose garden we’ve visited before: The Flowers of August). My garden has been featured in the GPOD previously, but after much thought and several…

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    Michele’s Before and After

    Today we’re visiting with Michele Baker and seeing how she has transformed her new garden on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. I’ve loved Fine Gardening for years and am always inspired…

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    Lockdown Garden Makeover

    Today we’re seeing the garden makeover Lynne did during the COVID lockdown. Up until this last year the most gardening I had ever done was mowing the grass and pulling…

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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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    Before and After on Long Island

    Today we’re visiting Ellenita Mattera’s garden on Long Island, New York. Ellenita purchased her property five years ago and has completely transformed the space. This is the “before” image. The…

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    Turning a Pond Into a Rock Garden

    Today we’re visiting Margaret Sobolewski’s garden in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. I sent pictures of my garden to GPOD years ago, and I thought I would send some photos of my latest…