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    Moon Garden Inspiration for the Midwest

    My wife and I are both avid gardeners, but we typically only find time to sit and enjoy the landscape at dusk or after sunset. To maximize the evening appeal…

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    GPOD on the Road: Spring at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

    Joseph in northern Indiana here. Last week I got a chance to visit Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart, Indiana. It is a beautiful little garden, with lots to see, and…

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    Underrated Flowers of Spring

    It is spring in my garden in northern Indiana, and the bulbs are showing off like crazy. Daffodils are everywhere, and tulips are poking up and getting ready to bloom.…

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    Joseph’s Favorite Daffodils

    It's Joseph from northern Indiana again here today. I love daffodils (Narcissus spp. and cvs., Zones 3–8). I mean, I think pretty much everyone does. Right now they are peaking…

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    Shopping-List Plants for the Midwest

    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…

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    Gardening Side by Side

    We’re visiting with Susan Warde in St. Paul, Minnesota, today. We’ve visited her garden before (The Summer That Was at the 45th Parallel and Rose Family Members in Susan’s Garden),…

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    The Walshes’ Garden in Ontario, Part 2

    We’re in Simcoe, Ontario, today, where Linda Walsh is sharing photos of a beautiful garden that has been almost 40 years in the making. Part of having a mature garden…

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    The Walshes’ Garden in Ontario

    Linda Walsh is sharing photos with us today. We’ve visited this beautiful garden before, which started as nothing but a few old pine trees and some poison ivy (Linda Terry's Garden…

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    Design Ideas for Managing Rainwater in Your Garden

    Whenever I am working to resolve water problems in a landscape, I must acknowledge that water will always win. The best we can do is creatively direct it toward the…

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    First Signs of Spring in Indiana

    It's Joseph in northern Indiana here, where a string of warm days has pushed my garden over into the earliest flowers of spring. I picked this hellebore (Helleborus hybrid, Zones…