• apple tree from below

    6 Tips for Pruning Young Fruit Trees

    Good things come to those who wait, and this is especially true when establishing young fruit trees. Pruning to encourage proper branching structure and the production of high-quality fruit requires…

  • naturalistic garden plant IDs

    Designing for Impact Over the Long Haul: Planting Plan

    Author Donald Pell’s career in horticulture started when he was 19 and eventually evolved into a landscape design practice that is located on a 14-acre farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania.…

  • Xit daffodil

    Shopping-List Plants for the Mid-Atlantic

    If you’ve run into a garden rut, we’ve got you covered. It’s time to start planning for your first trip to the local nursery or garden center. What plants will…

  • vase of bright yellow daffodils

    March in Carla’s Garden

    We’re in Malvern, Pennsylvania, today, visiting Carla Zambelli Mudry’s garden and seeing how early March looked there. March 2024 so far is roaring in like a lion. There is rain…

  • clumps of pink and white hellebore flowers

    Earliest Blooms at Ned Wolf Park

    Eric Sternfels is part of a team of volunteers that maintains a stunning garden in Ned Wolf Park in Philadelphia. This park is small—just 50 feet by 150 feet—but the…

  • waterfall Japanese maple and surrounding garden in fall

    More in Sally’s Maryland Garden

    We’re back today in Phoenix, Maryland, visiting with Sally Barker. She’s shared her garden with us on the GPOD in the past (Sally's Garden in Maryland, Up Front , Sally's…

  • view of shade garden and beds beyond from under Japanese maple tree

    Sally’s Garden in Maryland

    Today we’re in Phoenix, Maryland, visiting Sally Barker’s beautiful garden: While my garden has been featured many times on GPOD (Sally's Garden in Maryland, Up Front , Sally's Maryland Garden),…

  • a mix of colorful pollinator plants

    Pollinator Plants for Mid-Atlantic Gardens

    Honeybees and butterflies may be the poster children for pollinator awareness, but these charismatic garden visitors actually make up a very small portion of the species that move pollen from…

  • close up of red berries covered in snow

    Snow in Carla’s Garden

    We’re visiting with Carla Z. Mudry in Malvern, Pennsylvania, looking back at her garden in January when it was transformed by snow. The winter garden has its own glory. More…

  • close up of golden ragwort with lots of yellow flowers in bloom

    Floral Sunshine From Barb

    This is Barb Mrgich, Master Gardener from Adams County, Pennsylvania. I have sent in several entries in the past. (Butterflies in Barb's Garden and Barb's Favorite Photos ) I love…