midwest

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    Bill’s Illinois Garden

    Today’s offering is from Bill Marvin, a landscape designer living in Skokie, Illinois. My background is graphic design, and I don’t consider myself a master gardener. I think I’ve just…

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    Conifers That Change Color in Winter for Added Interest

    The garden is always transitioning. As gardeners, we are highly tuned into the visual changes that occur in the landscape every day, week, month, and throughout the seasons. We understandably…

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    Claudia’s Condo Garden

    Today’s photos are from Claudia Meyer. I am living in a new condo on the opposite side of a park in southeastern Wisconsin. We have a berm that the builder…

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    Zone 4 Beauty

    Today we’re visiting with Matthew Kunnari, who gardens in chilly Zone 4 in northern Minneapolis. Grass flowers are wind pollinated, so they lack the showy large petals of those that…

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    Holiday Displays at Niagara Falls

    Today we’re visiting with Alice Fleurkens. We live one and half hours from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, so we decided to drive down there on a Sunday afternoon…

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    Winter Containers for the Midwest

    While winter in the Midwest brings an end to active growth in the garden, there’s no reason why containers out in our gardens can’t continue to contribute color and texture.…

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    Late-Winter and Early-Spring Bloomers for the Midwest

    In Jason Reeves' article Plants That Bloom in Late Winter or Early Spring, he discusses how plants that bloom during the coldest time of the year, often go underappreciated: "Some…

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    Revisiting Bill’s Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Bill Ziebarth. I live in Duluth, Minnesota. You used my photos in the GPOD two years ago (A Garden Full of Art and Flowers). I now have…

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    Nick’s Michigan Garden

    My name is Nick Bresso. I live in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, which is just north of Detroit. My garden is in Zone 6a. We moved to our home four years…

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    GPOD on the Road: Garfield Park Conservatory

    Hello all! It is Joseph your GPOD editor here, taking you along on a recent trip I took to Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. I’d not been there before and…