urban garden

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    Kathy’s Design for Her Son’s Los Angeles Garden, Part 2

    We’re back to see the garden that Kathy Sandel designed for her son in Los Angeles. She leaned into the sunny climate and embraced the design of his new home…

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    Kathy’s Design for Her Son’s Los Angeles Garden

    Kathy Sandel, a retired garden designer in California, has shared her former (Kathy's Calabasas Garden) and current (Kathy's Garden Transformation in Sacramento) home gardens, and today she’s sharing pictures of…

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    From Barren Plot to Urban Oasis

    Today we’re visiting with Max Cannon who gardens in south San Francisco, California: Our garden started as a barren plot of concrete and hard-pan clay in 2017, our mission has…

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    Through the Seasons at Ned Wolf Park

    Eric Sternfels sent in these photos today, of a beautiful community-created garden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania called Ned Wolf Park. We’ve visited this garden a couple of times before (Revisiting Ned…

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    A Jungle Garden in Portland

    Today we’re in Portland, Oregon, visiting with Zeah. I've loved interesting plants since I was small, growing plants in my mother's garden and killing orchids from the yearly orchid show.…

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    Arianne’s Garden in Minneapolis, Part 2

    Arianne gardens in a small city lot in chilly Minneapolis (Zone 4B) and fills her space with an abundance of beautiful flowers. Even more impressively, she grows many of her…

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    GPOD on the Road: Pike Place Market

    Cherry Ong recently visited Seattle's Pike Place Market, which is a famous farmers market; however, she was focused not on the fresh produce for sale, but on the beautiful plantings.…

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    More of Enrique and Christian’s Garden

    Today we’re back in the Forest Park, Illinois, garden of Enrique Zuniga and Christian Altman, a space they transformed from a blank piece of turfgrass into a beautiful garden that…

  • A Rooftop Pollinator Pit Stop

    Take a Video Tour of a Rooftop Pollinator Garden

    Take a tour through a magical pollinator garden located atop a multistory apartment building in the middle of Chicago. Featured in Fine Gardening #213, this garden is an oasis within…

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    Enrique and Christian’s Garden Near Chicago

    My name is Enrique Zuniga. My husband, Christian Altman, our three dogs, and I live in Forest Park, Illinois (Zone 5b), which is located just west of downtown Chicago. Both…