Winter Gardening

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    Design

    Beertayday in Minnesota

    We’re off to Minnesota to visit a garden that, on Instagram, has the username “Beertayda,” which means “my garden” in Somali. Today's contributor, like so many of us, says that…

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    Design

    Surviving the Indiana Winter

    Today it is me, your GPOD editor, Joseph, checking in from my very snowy garden in northern Indiana. Recently, we had a warm day, some snow melted, and I saw…

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    Design

    Windowsill Plants for Winter and Beyond

    Once it gets cold, our English gardening side argues a lot with our South Texas side. One half thinks gardening is a necessary year-round activity; the other half thinks going…

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    How-To

    Pruning Shrubs for Winter Color

    As winter wears on in the Mid-Atlantic, tasks in the garden are few and far between. However, one task that always remains is pruning. Winter is the perfect time to…

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    Design

    Wake Up Winter with Witch Hazels

    During the winter months in the Pacific Northwest, it is hard to know if it will be sunny and bright, raining cats and dogs, or a snowy winter wonderland when…

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    Design

    Colorful Camellias for the Winter Garden in Northern California

    Would you like elegant, long-lasting blooms to bring indoors in the middle of winter? Or maybe you’ve been longing to add vibrancy, color, and beauty to your late-winter landscape? I’ve…

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    Design

    Edgeworthia Is a Winter Star for the Southeast

    Edgeworthia (Edgeworthia chrysantha, Zones 7–10) is truly a four-season plant. In summer, it’s covered in beautiful, elongated, 5-inch-long leaves that hold droplets of water on their finely pubescent surfaces. In…

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    Design

    Winter Plants for Birds in the South

    Winter is a tough time to be a bird. Many of the fruits that linger into winter farther north are long gone before the first cold front blows through our…

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    Everything You Need to Know About Conifers

    What is a conifer? We think of it as an evergreen plant with needle-like foliage, but a conifer is simply a plant that bears cones. And not all conifers are…

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    Plants That Peak in Winter for Your Region

    Richie Steffen, executive director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Garden in Seattle and a leading expert on plants, discusses the often-undervalued appeal of winter gardens: "What many see as a…