spring garden

  • close up of Fritillaria flowers
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    Bulbs in Northeastern Ohio

    Todays photos are from Kathryn (Kit) Jensen. I garden in a small suburban yard in Zone 6a in northeastern Ohio (South Euclid). During the pandemic it was a focus and…

  • wide view of the garden with pink flowering shrub in the foreground
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    Bill’s Illinois Garden

    Today’s offering is from Bill Marvin, a landscape designer living in Skokie, Illinois. My background is graphic design, and I don’t consider myself a master gardener. I think I’ve just…

  • mass plantings of blue grape hyacinths with yellow daffodils and orange tulips
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    GPOD on the Road: Keukenhof

    Keukenhof is an iconic park in Lisse, the Netherlands. It sits in the heart of the bulb-growing region and is an over-the-top showcase of the region's most famous export. These…

  • close up of bulb with white and pink flowers
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    Bulbgirl’s Unusual Plants

    Today’s posts are from a gardener who goes by the name "bulbgirl" on Instagram. As you can imagine, bulbgirl grows a lot of very cool bulbs! She lives in southwest…

  • Container Plants for Spring
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    Great Container Plants for Spring

    It is next to impossible to pick my favorite spring plants for containers. So I imagine that my greenhouse is on fire: If I only had time to grab an…

  • close up of blue bluestar flowers
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    Bluestars Shine in Mid-Atlantic Gardens

    Every garden needs a few all-star players on its roster, and any bluestar (Amsonia spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9) would be a great addition to your team. Best known for…

  • front yard garden later in spring with a large shrub in bloom
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    Gardening With Groundhogs in Massachusetts

    We’re visiting with Beth Britt today. I have been gardening on a tiny lot (about an eighth of an acre) in a western suburb of Boston for the last 25…

  • unusual spring bulbs
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    5 Unusual Bulbs for the Midwest

    While cool nights and diminishing daylight in fall triggers putting our gardens to bed at the forefront of our minds, don’t forget that this is the time to consider enlivening…

  • wider view of the garden full of spring plants
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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…

  • yellow spring bulb
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    Five Unusual Bulbs to Order Now and Plant in Fall

    Buying bulbs was one of those autumn rituals that I looked forward to. It was something to do just as the cooler, crisp days arrived in mid-September or October. It…