summer blooms

  • a bouquet of spring blooming plants
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    Small-Space Gardening in Texas

    Today we’re off to Texas to visit a gardener who makes the most of a small garden space, filling it with a collection of lovely, cottage-style blooms. A small garden…

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    Dale’s Greenhouse and Garden

    Welcome to Dale Coulter’s garden in Sutton, Massachusetts. I have always wanted a greenhouse to be my next gardening challenge. I have been an avid gardener for years, starting simply…

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    Waiting for Spring in Massachusetts

    Today we’re in Massachusetts, visiting with Barbara Owen, who is looking back at last summer’s beauty in the garden while waiting for spring. The Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica, Zones 3–8)…

  • Rich blue delphinium flowers
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    Flowers of the Canadian Summer

    Today’s photos were sent in by Mary-Jane Duford. It’s well below freezing here in Zone 5. I’m indoors with my houseplants and seed catalogs dreaming of spring! I took all…

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    Finding Solace in Kit’s Garden

    Today we’re visiting Kit Jensen’s garden, looking back at some views from the past year. While I’ve owned this small suburban home in northeast Ohio (South Euclid) for over 30…

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    Gardening in the Midwest

    Today we’re in the Midwest visiting Vanessa Lehnhoff’s beautiful garden. Hostas (Hosta hybrids, Zones 3–9) are a staple of Midwestern shade gardens, and for good reason: They thrive through cold…

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    Summer in Kathy’s Garden

    Kathy Albonetti sent in today’s photos. A hardy hibiscus (Hibiscus hybrid, Zones 5–9) is covered with huge pink blooms. This group of hibiscus are hybrids of species native to eastern…

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    Taking Stock of the Gardening Year

    We’re in British Columbia, Canada, today, looking back at the past year in Adeline Kong's garden. Adeline shares her garden with the GPOD most every year, so if you want…

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    Summer in Ontario

    Today we’re in Sweaburg, Ontario, Canada, visiting the beautiful garden of Alice Fleurkens. She’s shared pictures of her garden before; if you want to see more, check out these previous…

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    A Summer Showstopper From Every Angle | Plant Recommendation

    A plethora of plants sport daisylike flowers in midsummer, so for one to stand out from the crowd takes a little something extra—which is exactly what ‘Sunstruck’ oxeye sunflower has.…