shade garden

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    Flowering Evergreens for the Shade Garden

    Evergreen plants contribute life, texture, and color to the landscape all year long. But these plants are particularly valuable during the winter months when deciduous branches are bare, most of…

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    Hosta Collectors in Michigan

    Today we’re in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with Sharon and Michael Darga. When we moved into our home in 1982, the backyard was overgrown with scrub and poison ivy. Through years…

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    Revisiting Karen’s Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Karen Holmen. A few years back I sent in some pictures of my garden (From Wild to Wonderful and Made for Shade ). Since it always…

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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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    New Garden Inspired by the GPOD

    Today we’re visiting with Nicki Snoblin in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Greetings! Back in April you published an entry titled “Bob’s Japanese-Style Garden,” and I immediately thought of an area in…

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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…

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    Spring in Mary’s Garden

    Today we’re in Maryland, visiting Mary Spencer’s garden. May is my favorite month of the year and is when my shade garden comes to life. I have lived here for…

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    Lizzi’s Walla Walla Garden

    I’m Lizzi, and I live in Walla Walla, Washington. We moved here 2½ years ago from Portland, Oregon, where I had been gardening for 20 years. While my planting zone…

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    Terry’s Connecticut Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Terry Karpen. My garden in Redding, Connecticut, is a study of interplay between the planned and the wild, the artistic and the practical, the ecologically sound…

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    Hardy Plants for Dry Shade in the Northern Plains

    No matter the size or location of your garden, you are likely to be planting in more than one type of environment. Under the canopy of trees, along foundations, under…