Rock Garden

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    Guidelines for Building a Rock Garden

    Last fall, this column featured Showy Native Plants for Rocky Soils. Not included in that plant palette were rock gardens. While similar in that the plants for such spaces require…

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    Janet’s Rock Garden

    Eric Sternfels sent in today’s photos. We’ve visited Eric’s garden before (Summer in Eric's Garden) but today he’s taking us along on a tour of a friend’s garden: Here is…

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    Revisiting Lisa’s North Carolina Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Lisa Chapman. Hi from Waxhaw, North Carolina (Zone 8a/7b). Thank you for featuring me in the GPOD this past November. It was absolutely the best early…

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    Rock Gardening in Missouri

    Today we’re visiting with Mariel Tribby. Mariel does most of her gardening at her job at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, where she is in charge of the…

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    GPOD on the Road: Darts Hill Garden Park

    Cherry Ong is taking us on another trip, today to a beautiful public garden in Surrey, British Columbia. She says, “Been itching to visit Darts Hill Garden Park to see…

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    GPOD on the Road: The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland

    My name is Joan Ganley, and I live and garden in Calgary, Alberta (Zone 4). But today I would like to share pictures taken during a trip to Ireland in…

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    Create a Water-Wise Garden With Stone

    As water becomes a critical issue in Southern California, it has become imperative to seek a new definition of what gardening is about and what we want our landscapes to…

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    Grow a Rock Garden in a Challenging Area

    A rock garden can help you overcome a number of challenges in the landscape of the Southern Plains—from poorly drained soil to hot, dry, rocky areas. It provides a means…

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    Tracy’s Dry Garden in California

    Hi! I'm Tracy, gardening in the East Bay, California, Zone 9b. I've done 100% of the planting here; the space behind the house was just a pile of mud when…

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    A Garden Jay Made in North Carolina

    We’re visiting with Jay Sifford today. We’ve visited his personal gardens in North Carolina before (Summer in Jay's Garden), but today he’s sharing a garden he created for one of…