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    Lush, Big-Leaf Plants for a Shady Pacific Northwest Garden

    If you’re a sun-loving gardener, finding yourself presented with a woodland garden or an otherwise shaded area of the landscape can feel a little overwhelming, and maybe even disappointing. But…

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    Best of the GPOD: Stunning Shade Gardens

    This week we’re going to do something a little different on the GPOD: We’re going to be looking back over the years of gardens we have shared and pull out…

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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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    GPOD on the Road: A Hosta Lover’s Garden

    We’re continuing to enjoy Cherry Ong's pictures of a tour of gardens organized by the Vancouver Hardy Plant Society. Today's photos are of a hosta lover’s garden. Pairing deep blue-green hostas…

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    More in Sally’s Maryland Garden

    We’re back today in Phoenix, Maryland, visiting with Sally Barker. She’s shared her garden with us on the GPOD in the past (Sally's Garden in Maryland, Up Front , Sally's…

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    Sally’s Garden in Maryland

    Today we’re in Phoenix, Maryland, visiting Sally Barker’s beautiful garden: While my garden has been featured many times on GPOD (Sally's Garden in Maryland, Up Front , Sally's Maryland Garden),…

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    GPOD on the Road: Here Come the Podophyllums, Part 2

    We’re back for more of Cherry Ong’s visit to a great garden today, one that she saw on a tour organized by the Vancouver Hardy Plant Society last summer. This…

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    GPOD on the Road: Here Come the Podophyllums!

    We’re visiting another garden with Cherry Ong today, one that she saw on a tour organized by the Vancouver Hardy Plant Society last summer. This is a collector’s shade garden,…

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    How to Design a Serene and Immersive Garden Oasis

    I was painfully shy as a child, often taking refuge in the forested greenbelt adjacent to our suburban backyard. It was the early 1970s, before children were kept on a…

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    Expert-Tested New Heucheras That Are Better Than the Classics

    Who remembers when ‘Palace Purple’ was one of the hottest perennials in the market? It was the heuchera I planted in my new garden 30 years ago. I liked its…