Late Summer Garden

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    Late Summer in Patsy’s Garden

    We’re visiting with Patsy LaHue today. My husband and I (80 and 84) have been gardening in Grand Junction, Colorado, since 1976, when the hill was nothing but 2,000 elm…

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    Celebrating End-of-Summer Beauty with Maxine, Part 2

    We’re back for a second day of enjoying the beauty of late summer and early fall in Maxine Brisport’s Rotterdam, New York, garden. Classic blooms of the late summer garden…

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    Celebrating End-of-Summer Beauty with Maxine

    Today we’re in Rotterdam, New York, visiting with Maxine Brisport. Each year I gaze in wonderment of the beauty that graces my upstate New York garden—from the brilliant yellow of…

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    Late Summer in Michigan

    Today we’re in Nella’s Michigan garden. Usually my spring garden is my favorite. It's a lovely welcome to the new gardening season after a cold, gray Michigan winter. This year…

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    End of Summer in Carla’s Garden, Part 2

    Today we’re back in Carla Z. Mudry’s garden in Malvern, Pennsylvania, celebrating the blooms of the end of summer. Azaleas (Rhododendron hybrids, Zones 6–9) are traditionally a feature of spring…

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    3 Gorgeous Planting Plans for a Late-Summer Show

    There's a reason they call these the dog days of summer. Much like our overworked air conditioners, our gardens are now looking rather exhausted. Soaring temps might be good for…

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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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    Virginia’s Mostly Native Garden

    We’re visiting with Virginia Sherry today. A lifelong gardener, I am the founder of the nonprofit Native Plant Society of Staten Island (in 2019). As summer draws to a close,…

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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…