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    Angela’s Garden Transformation

    Last week Angela O’Brien-Ruff shared some favorite photos of her Seattle garden from last year. Today she’s back, sharing a transformation of her garden space over nine years. I am…

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    Last Year in Angela’s Garden

    My name is Angela O’Brien-Ruff, and I live in Seattle, Zone 8b. I have contributed to GPOD a couple of times over the last few years. (Check out her previous…

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    Yvonne’s New Garden in Virginia

    Today we’re visiting with Yvonne Tsikata. My old garden was previously featured in GPOD. In 2017, we moved from that house to a new one. While sad to leave my…

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    Kevin’s Garden in January

    My name is Kevin Kelly, and I have submitted photos of my 1/3-acre suburban garden in the past. It is now January, and we finally had our first snow. Over…

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    Flowering Grasses: Uncommon Varieties

    When it comes to ornamental grasses and their flowers, also known as inflorescences, it’s the subtle things that add up. Sure, they don’t have the in-your-face flower power of a…

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    How to Break Up the Sea of Green in the Garden

    Janice Becker’s garden in Deerfield, Illinois, is an island of horticultural diversity in a neighborhood ruled by turf grass, mature trees, and occasional ground covers. She has created a plant…

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    Regional Picks: Plant Wish List – Northwest

        1. Sunflare™ Japanese Forest Grass Name: Hakonechloa macra SunFlare™ Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 12 to 15 inches tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade;…

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    Shady Planting Ideas

    Shade gardeners may not believe this, but they don’t have it so bad. Gardeners stuck with full sun covet the plants that can grow in low-light areas. They crave a serene…

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    Regional Picks: Late-Winter Interest – Southeast

        1. Japanese Forest Grass Name: Hakonechloa macraand cvs. USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 12 to 18 inches tall and wide Conditions: Partial shade; consistently moist, humus-rich…

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    Regional Picks: Hot-Colored Plants – Northwest

    1. ‘Firefly’ Heather Name: Calluna vulgaris ‘Firefly’ USDA hardiness zones: 4 to 7 Size: 18 inches tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil This sweet little evergreen has a…