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    The Elements of Great Garden-Container Design Simplified

    The principles and elements of design allow us to pair the plants we choose with the right companions and containers and to place them in the perfect location within the…

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    12 Elevated Garden-Container Designs Where the Pot Is the Star

    Containers add a pop of garden interest almost anywhere and in any season. One of my garden mentors, Thomas Hobbs, once said, “To design in a container, you must love…

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    Create a Sturdy Winter Container Arrangement

    Winter combinations of stems and branches are lovely seasonal accents, but if they are not adequately supported, your decorations may flop or capsize in the wind. To avoid those pitfalls,…

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    Mary’s Perfectly Imperfect Garden

    Mary gardens in Zone 6a on what she calls her “Imperfect Acre.” She likes to celebrate gardening with all the flaws and to remind everyone that a garden doesn’t have…

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    Container Planting Inspiration From Katie

    Today we’re visiting with Katie Verdieck in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Katie is a landscape designer, and she specializes in creating beautiful containers. They’re great inspiration for every gardener because no…

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    4 Planting Plans for Multiseason Garden Designs

    On a north-facing hillside in Norwich, Vermont, mostly hidden behind a historic farmhouse and barn lies a gorgeous and sophisti­cated landscape. It is the home garden of designer Bill Noble…

  • garden bed with various foliage plants and a white hydrangea
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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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    Planning a Garden From Scratch: Notes From Designing a Painter’s Garden

    When the time came for me to transform a 90-year-old putting green into a perennial garden on my family's three-generation plot, I froze. As a designer, I usually seek out…

  • container full of different green foliage plants
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    GPOD on the Road: Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Cherry Ong is again taking us along to visit beautiful gardens, this time plantings in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario. One of the top reasons I love walking along Queen Street in…

  • container planting with both dark and bright foliage
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    Inspiring Container Plantings

    Today’s photos are from Cherry Ong in Richmond, British Columbia. I wanted to share with you some amazing container garden designs by Hunter Norminton. I volunteer for a local nursery.…