the best of the sedges, and how to use them (even mown!), with sam hoadley

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WITH THE SURGE in interest in lawn alternatives and other native choices for groundcover, the genus Carex is always mentioned high up on the list. But which of these grass-like perennials, most of them labeled as best suited to shade, can actually substitute for lawn, and which sedges can serve other landscape roles? A four-year […]

GPOD on the road: Keukenhof

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Keukenhof Lies is a famous park in the Netherlands. It sits in the heart of the bulb growing region and is an over-the-top showcase of the region’s most famous exports. These are photos from a trip that I, Joseph, took in 2008 to this incredible park. Here are the places you’ll pass in the spring […]

Explore the modern meadow garden with year-round interest.

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The meadow has been a long-lasting gardening “trend” that many have rushed to adopt. But most places can seem more wild than curated. Owned by Jay Safford, an award-winning designer from North Carolina, this garden shows how a landscape can incorporate all the good attributes of an herb garden (pollinator-friendly, inclusion of native plants, low-impact […]

Favorite White Flowers – Bagicha Bazaar

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Hi GPODers, This is your editor Joseph. GPOD submissions are slow at this time of year, with most of us settling in to wait out winter, so I’m taking a moment today to share some of my favorite white flowers. White flowers are versatile in the garden, go with every other color and look elegant […]

Growing Knowledge: The Essential Guide to the Landscape Design Course with Courtney Olander

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Introduction and Section 1: 22 February 2023 Getting Started — Learn to See Like a Designer Discover sources of motivation, identify what you want to change and why, learn how to understand your site’s conditions, and address site function and flow. Section 2: 1 March 2023 Design principles, tips, and tricks: Explore design principles that […]

Growing Knowledge: The Essential Guide to the Landscape Design Course with Courtney Olander

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Learn the pros’ secrets to designing well-composed, personalized garden spaces that enhance a home and add curb appeal.

Flowers from Puerto Rico – Bagicha Bazaar

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It’s been a while since we visited the beautiful Puerto Rican garden Antigonum Cajan (filling a small garden with diversity). Today we’re looking at some more photos of this little garden space that’s full of incredible biodiversity. One of the secrets to making the most of a small garden space is to grow things—vines and […]

Claudia’s Condo Garden – Bagicha Bazaar

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Today’s photos are by Claudia Meyer. I’m living in a new condo across from a park in southeast Wisconsin. We have a berm that the builder has allowed to grow wild, and so we worked on ridding the invasive plants from the hillside and put in a red bud. (Cercis canadensis, zones 5-9) and a […]

Zone 4 Beauty – Bagicha Bazaar

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Today we’re catching up with Matthew Connery, who gardens in north Minneapolis in hardiness zone 4. Grass flowers are wind-pollinated, so they lack the large petals needed to attract insect or bird pollinators. However, they are still beautiful. These large bluestem flowers (Andropogon gerardiiZones 4–9) clearly show pendulous anthers shedding pollen. Elim ‘Millennium’ (zones 4-8) […]

seed shopping: italian specialties, and new catalogs to try, with lane selman

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HAVE YOU STARTED browsing the incoming seed catalogs yet or clicking around their websites, looking to see if the 2023 lineups have been unveiled? Lane Selman is always on the lookout for exceptional varieties of edibles, particularly those with an authentic Italian flair. I did some virtual seed shopping with her to learn about some […]