summer garden

  • summer container plants
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    Exciting Container Plants for Summer

    I’m particularly fond of big, gaudy plants, but I like teeny tiny ones too. Large-leaved tropical plants really take the heat and can do wonders for planters around pool decks…

  • poolside garden bed with containers and hydrangeas
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    Lisa’s North Carolina Garden

    Hi! My name is Lisa and I’m new to gardening. I started with a bare yard when we moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, from Toronto in 2017—a whole new world…

  • border garden bed with orange heuchera and dark elderberry
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    Veronica’s Delaware Garden

    Today we're visiting Veronica Labate's garden. When I was a child my mother would give me Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum, Zones 4–9) to take to school for show and tell. I…

  • bright red poppy flowers in the sun
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    Summer in a UK Garden

    I’m always excited when I see an email from Istvan Dudas in the GPOD inbox. Today he’s sharing photos taken by Ukrainian photographer Maria Savoskula of the Stockcross House garden…

  • 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…

  • round metal garden arch surrounded by plants
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    Phillip’s Missouri Garden

    Today we’re visiting Philip Mueller's beautiful garden in a suburb of St. Louis. The lush borders are packed with plants. In the foreground here, a Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones…

  • large vine covering the front of a building
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    GPOD on the Road: Garden Tour With Cherry

    This week we’re on the road with Cherry Ong again, looking back at some gardens she got to visit on a garden tour organized by the Toronto Botanical Garden. Today…

  • close up of purple Foxgloves flower spires
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    Mary’s Perfectly Imperfect Garden

    Mary gardens in Zone 6a on what she calls her “Imperfect Acre.” She likes to celebrate gardening with all the flaws and to remind everyone that a garden doesn’t have…

  • wide view of the garden at dusk
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    GPOD on the Road: Fellows Riverside Gardens

    Today we’re in Youngstown, Ohio, visiting the Fellows Riverside Gardens, a beautiful spot that is gorgeous, extensive, and completely free to all visitors thanks to a dedicated group of donors,…

  • garden beds with pink, purple, and yellow flowers
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    Return to Zita’s Garden

    Today we’re in Evanston, Illinois (just outside Chicago), visiting with Zita Swindells. A few years back I sent in pictures of my postconstruction garden (Surviving Construction in the Garden)—nice bones,…