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    GPOD on the Road: Library Gardens at HCP

    Friend of the GPOD Cherry Ong is taking us along for another visit to the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (HCP) in Victoria, British Columbia. This time we’re taking a…

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    High Spring in Carla’s Garden

    We’ve visited the garden of Carla Zambelli Mudry in Malvern, Pennsylvania, many times. Most recently she shared the early blooms of spring with us (Celebrating Spring With Carla). Today, we’re…

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    Growing Green Mâche from Seed

    When I was a child, my family cele­brated the first days of spring with a garden salad of nutty, dark green rosettes that we called feldsalat. Back then, my mother…

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    The Best Spring Plants to Grow

    While our entire garden shines in spring, there are a few standouts that steal the show. Here are some of the spring-blooming plants that we look forward to seeing year…

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    A Garden Design That Peaks in Spring

    Our home, Tigara, is an Arts and Crafts bungalow that was built in 1913 and overlooks the Salish Sea in British Columbia. When we bought the property in 1991, the…

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    Inspiration for Your Springtime Nursery Shopping List

    Many of us are in stay-at-home mode right now, and although it once seemed like there was never enough time to get all the gardening finished, you may be running…

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    Rock Roses Shine in Spring

    Midspring is an amazing time of year in the garden. There is so much energy, excitement, and over-the-top color. One of my favorite plant families for this season is Cistaceace,…

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    You Still Have Time to Plant Veggies

    As hyped up as some people get in April about gardening in the South, you would think by late May you should have your gardening household in order. For those…

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    How to Garden More in Spring So You Can Garden Less in July

    I’m not here to pop the rainbow-colored bubble you call “spring,” but here in the Southeast, summer does follow closely on its heels. That first blast of humid air on…

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    Late-Spring Plant Combinations

    Late May to early June—after spring’s chill is past but before summer’s heat and humidity have set in--is naturally a time of lush foliage and abundant bloom in our Mid-Atlantic…