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Powerscourt Gardens, Ireland

It’s the time of year when we all long for a little green. What better place than Ireland? Our slideshow takes you there. Powerscourt Gardens Slideshow Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Slideshow: Powerscourt GardensTo see captions, click on the image. To … Continue reading

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New Delphiniums, Year 2

What’s it like to have more than 50 delphiniums in bloom in your garden? Sweet. Follow the story of a new kind of delphinium, from seed to bloom in 15 months. Slide Show: New Millennium delphiniums, from seed to bloom. … Continue reading

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Where the Sidewalk Ends

I love looking at people’s front gardens. Unlike the back garden, the front yard is the “public” garden, and it says a lot about the gardener. Tres, one of my coworkers, has created a remarkable city garden. Tres and the … Continue reading

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Make a Grand Entrance

Vermont garden is a nonstop flower show. Slideshow: A Vermont garden in high summer. Click on the images to see captions or go to full-screen mode.  I love visiting my friend Sue’s house. She’s the best flower gardener I know. … Continue reading

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Know Your Grass

Ornamental grasses are reliable, beautiful and pretty much carefree. Just remember to divide them regularly. With a nod to garden designer Piet Oudolf, we planted this 50-foot border of perennial grasses, mixed with rudbeckia and echinacea for extra color. If … Continue reading

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Heucheras That Beat the Heat

The efforts of several plant breeders over the past decade have inundated the market with scores of new varieties. The result: improved flower size and color, new foliage colors, patterns and leaf shapes. Caramel Heuchera is a runner-up for the … Continue reading

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Portland Japanese Garden

Just like an art museum, each time you visit a public garden there’s always something new to appreciate and inspire. The Japanese Garden in Portland, OR. Once springtime arrives and I’m finally out in the garden, it’s almost impossible to … Continue reading

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