mid-atlantic

  • garden in spring with bulbs and flowers in a containers
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    Barb’s Garden Habitat

    Hi. I am Barb Mrgich, a Master Gardener from Adams County, Pennsylvania. I have gardened on the same land in Zone 6B for 34 years. For the past 10 years,…

  • winter garden inspiration
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    Winter Gardening: Inspiration for a Time of Wonder

    It is tempting to think of winter as a time of hibernation, but these seemingly quieter moments can be the time when a garden’s most significant changes take place. With…

  • meadow garden in fall
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    Nancy Ondra’s Pennsylvania Garden

    Today’s photos are from Nancy Ondra. Hayefield, my homestead in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, began over 20 years ago, when I built a log cabin on a minimally managed hayfield on…

  • close up of blue bluestar flowers
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    Bluestars Shine in Mid-Atlantic Gardens

    Every garden needs a few all-star players on its roster, and any bluestar (Amsonia spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9) would be a great addition to your team. Best known for…

  • fall garden with fall foliage and moon gate in the distance
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    Fall in Carol’s Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Carol Verhake. It's been a while since I submitted photos of my garden, but I've been impressed with the fall color display this year and felt…

  • close up of bright yellow japanese maple
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    Fall in Carla’s Garden

    Today’s photos are from Carla Zambelli Mudry in Malvern, Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful late October day after several gloomy days. I’ve been busy in the garden, and I even…

  • view of exposed logs in the hugel bed with purple flowers on top
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    A Hugel Garden

    My name is Syd Carpenter. I am a home gardener in Philadelphia. Two years ago the Woodmere Art Museum asked me to design a garden for their site. Along with…

  • close up of pink ornamental grasses
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    Grasses and Other Fall Beauties

    Today we’re in the garden of Thomas Mrazik in Worcester, Pennsylvania. Here is a photo from my home garden meadow, Goodly Gardens (Zones 6/7). In the midst of fall the…

  • border garden bed with orange heuchera and dark elderberry
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    Veronica’s Delaware Garden

    Today we're visiting Veronica Labate's garden. When I was a child my mother would give me Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum, Zones 4–9) to take to school for show and tell. I…

  • small garden water feature with koi fish and potted foliage plants
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    Terrie’s Urban Sanctuary

    We’re visiting with Terrie Lewine today: I live in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, in a rowhome. I call my garden the Urban Sanctuary. The garden is a work in…