summer garden

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Marty’s Minnesota Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Marty Whalen. I live in the countryside of northern Minnesota on 8 acres of beautiful soil that was once cattle pasture. Not a rock in sight.…

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    Mark’s Apartment Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Mark Klempner in Philadelphia. I have a bit of a special situation: I live in a rental apartment with a substantial private garden. I'm in the…

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    The Fern Fairway in Summer

    Cherry Ong, a frequent GPOD contributor from Richmond, British Columbia, has a narrow side yard in her garden that she calls the Fern Fairway. She always makes the most of…

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    Beate’s Vermont Garden

    Today’s photos are from Beate in Brandon, Vermont. Hello, I moved to Vermont from Virginia in 2019 and started to establish a new garden on a mostly empty 3/4-acre lot.…