Gardening in Cold Climate

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    Bountiful Harvests in Toronto

    Today we’re visiting a beautiful garden in Toronto. I’ve been gardening since I was in diapers, when I would play in the dirt of my grandparents' and other family members'…

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    Gardening at the 45th Parallel (Zone 4b)

    Today we’re in chilly Zone 4b, visiting Susan Warde’s Minnesota garden. Before my husband and I bought our current home in 1981, we’d pass it on neighborhood walks. Gazing at…

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    Gardening in Alaska, Part 2

    We’re back today visiting with Susie Zimmerman in her beautiful Fairbanks, Alaska, garden. The garden beds are planted densely and are overflowing with flowers. Just because you garden in a…

  • a lush garden bed with flowers and shrubs

    Gardening in Alaska, Part 1

    Today we’re headed to chilly Fairbanks, Alaska, to visit with Susie Zimmerman. Here are a few shots of my garden. I’ve been at it for about 40 years (with a…

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    Garden Magic in Minnesota

    Trisha Burdick sent in these photos from her garden in Excelsior, Minnesota, which is in the chilly Zone 4. But as they show, a cold climate doesn’t mean you can’t…