summer garden

  • view of garden and lake from raised deck
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    Peter and Geri’s Retirement Dream Garden in Maine

    Hi GPODers! Imagine never having to pack up and leave the lake house after summer vacation is over. Today we're in the garden of Peter and Geri Riendeau, who made…

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    Spectacular Summer Container Designs: Part 2

    Summer is the season all gardeners await. The bright sun and warm weather signal the start of the showiest time of year, and nowhere is this excitement more evident than…

  • summer container designs
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    Spectacular Summer Container Designs: Part 1

    Summer is the season all gardeners await. The bright sun and warm weather signal the start of the showiest time of year, and nowhere is this excitement more evident than…

  • summer flowers plant container
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    Creative Container Designs That Welcome Summer

    I have a passion for green things—and all things related to green things. Plant and container specimens line my greenhouse shelves, carport, and driveway. Come summer, I put all worries…

  • combination of various foliage plants
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    GPOD on the Road: Vancouver Garden Tour, Part 2

    We’re back enjoying more photos of Cherry Ong’s visit last June to the garden of perennial gardening expert Pam Frost in Vancouver, Canada. Cherry visited as part of a tour…

  • black locust tree with chartreuse foliage
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    GPOD on the Road: Vancouver Garden Tour

    We’re tagging along with Cherry Ong today, enjoying pictures from a series of garden tours she went on last June, organized by the Vancouver Hardy Plant Society. These photos are…

  • close up of light pink Martagon lilies
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    GPOD on the Road: Vancouver Hardy-Plant Study Weekend

    Back in June, friend of the GPOD Cherry Ong attended the Vancouver Hardy Plant Study Weekend and was kind enough to share photos of some of the gardens she toured.…

  • new annuals for summer
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    New and Unusual Annuals to Try in Your Garden This Summer

    Gardening is, or at least should be, an ongoing learning process. It can include trial and error (and sometimes failure), but for me, the most exciting part is discovering new…

  • densely planted garden with lots of pink flowers
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    The Garden Continues

    Today we’re visiting with Kim Herdman in Williams Lake, British Columbia. We’ve visited her beautiful garden before (Gardening Through Intense Weather). She's been going through a difficult time, but her…

  • shade garden with lots of foliage plants and pink flowers
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    Spring Versus Summer in Dale’s Garden

    We’re visiting with Dale Dailey today. Our garden is well established and located in central Michigan near Lansing. It has been featured in the GPOD in the past (Dale's Garden…