late summer

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    Late Summer in Sharon’s Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Sharon Danovich Lupone in Pittsburgh. We’ve been to her garden before (Sharon's Pennsylvania Garden, Part 2 and Sharon's Pennsylvania Garden), and today she’s sharing some views…

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    A Challenging Year in the Garden

    Christina Tyzzer is sharing a look back at the gardening year with us as we move into fall. We garden in Indiana in Zone 6a. It has been a hot,…

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    Late-Season Favorites

    It's Joseph, your GPOD editor, here. In my northern Indiana garden the dahlias are in peak bloom, and there is a little chill in the air in the mornings. So…

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    Summer in Lynn’s Garden

    We’re in Malvern, Pennsylvania, today visiting Lynn Crawford’s garden. We’ve been to Lynn’s garden before (Peonies and Other Favorites; Flowering Tonight Only!), and today we’re looking at some summer blooms. What…

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    Wrap Up Summer With the Bright Blooms of ‘Zimbelstern’ Sneezeweed

    Sneezeweeds won’t make you sneeze, but they will make you smile. Their cheery blooms come along to make you happy right when summer is starting to wear you down. One…

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    A Compact Toad Lily for Late-Summer Blooms

    Toad lily (Tricyrtis spp. and cvs., Zones 5–8) is an Asian perennial often found growing in dappled, open glades, woodland trail edges, partially shaded slopes, or, in some cases, enjoying…

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    Design for a Late-Summer Show

    Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, has a truly spectacular trial garden. For the past several years, this space has served as a design laboratory where the garden staff can…

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    Beautiful Warm Season Grasses

    Ornamental grasses are a great addition to any type of garden. They can add an amazing amount of structure and layering that no garden should be without. They are also…

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    Late-Summer Combinations

    Brutal heat, tropical humidity, torrential downpours, or extended dry spells—welcome to late summer in the Mid-Atlantic region! We have plenty of excuses for our gardens looking tired and tattered now,…

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    Jewels for the Late Summer Garden

    Between the smoke from wildfires and relentless heat, I’ve almost had to give up being outside. But I came up with a plan that included a list of plants that…