Woodland Garden

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    GPOD on the Road: Toronto Garden Tour

    We’re traveling with Cherry Ong today, looking back on a garden tour she went on this past spring while visiting Toronto. The garden is a shady woodland garden dominated by…

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    Mirroring Goodness in a Forest Garden

    For many of us, there’s a certain amount of gardening that feels a bit like a battle against impending chaos. Gardeners Tim Boland and Laura Coit, however, seemed to embrace…

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    GPOD on the Road: Garden Tour in Toronto

    We’re with Cherry Ong today, tagging along on a garden tour she did earlier this year during a trip to the Toronto area. According to the brochure Cherry received for…

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    Gardening With Criss in Ohio

    Today we’re in northeastern Ohio visiting with Criss. We’ve visited Criss before (Criss's Ohio Garden), and it is always a pleasure to return to this beautiful garden. A planting in…

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    Hosta Collectors in Michigan

    Today we’re in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with Sharon and Michael Darga. When we moved into our home in 1982, the backyard was overgrown with scrub and poison ivy. Through years…

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    Summer in Margot’s Garden

    Today we are visiting Margot Navarre's garden in Bellevue, Washington. I adore my winter and spring gardens but am getting into the summer spirit of gardening. Lysimachia (Lysimachia punctata, Zones…

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    Terry’s Connecticut Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Terry Karpen. My garden in Redding, Connecticut, is a study of interplay between the planned and the wild, the artistic and the practical, the ecologically sound…

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    Yvonne’s Woodland and Japanese-Inspired Gardens

    We visited Yvonne’s new Virginia garden (Yvonne's New Garden in Virginia) on the GPOD before, and today she’s sharing more. I’m sending two sets of pictures—one for the woodland walk…

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    Designing a Garden in the Woods

    Creating a garden in shade can be tough enough, but when you’re attempting to carve a garden out of a densely wooded lot, the challenges are multiplied. Most gardeners want…

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    Kristi’s Raleigh Garden

    Hi, I'm Kristi and I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. When we moved into our house 10 years ago, the backyard was heavily wooded. We loved it at first, but…