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    3 Great Heat-Tolerant Grasses for the Northwest

    When sitting outside in summer, I often appreciate the grasses planted in my garden. I fell in love with grasses several years ago and enjoy adding them to perennial and…

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    Unusual Fall Perennials for the Northwest

    In Andy Brand's article Unusual Fall Perennials, he discusses some out-of-the-box plant picks for this spectacular time in the garden: "As we reluctantly accept the inevitable and begin preparing our…

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    Cherry’s Home Garden

    Cherry Ong is a frequent contributor to our "GPOD on the Road" series. But she not only loves visiting beautiful gardens. She has a wonderful garden space of her own…

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    GPOD on the Road: The Doris Page Winter Garden

    Cherry Ong is taking us along again to visit a beautiful space, the Doris Page Winter Garden in the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia. As the…

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    There’s a Big Gardening Community Out There Waiting for You

    People learn gardening from different sources. When I ask gardeners the when, why, and how of their gardens, they often tell me a story about a person who influenced their…

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    Moments in Allison’s Garden

    My name is Allison and I am from the beautiful Pacific Northwest, in Bellingham, Washington. I have been working on my garden for about three years now, and I'd love…

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    Wild Gardens: Why You Should Embrace a Wilder Landscape

    While working in your garden, do you work on cultivating every square inch of ground? Do you mow, string trim, prune, and weed throughout? Have you ever thought of leaving…

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    Summer in Margot’s Garden

    Today we are visiting Margot Navarre's garden in Bellevue, Washington. I adore my winter and spring gardens but am getting into the summer spirit of gardening. Lysimachia (Lysimachia punctata, Zones…

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    Water-Loving Perennials for the Northwest

    Yes, I realize that 2021 was the hottest on record with temperatures reaching 108°F, and we can expect the weather to continue to change radically. However, along with drought-tolerant plant…

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    John and Joanne’s Garden

    Today we’re visiting John and Joanne’s garden in Abbotsford, British Columbia. In the 28 years we have owned our house we have chosen not to fence the back. It makes…