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As promised last Thursday, here are more of the gardens I enjoy visiting on the Web. One’s in England, another’s in Italy, and the rest are in the United States.

There’s something especially enjoyable in reading about gardens in other countries and to realize that – although the terminology and spelling might be different – gardeners are doing much the same thing, no matter where they live.

Garden Hopping follows a middle-age woman – a self-described “would-be garden design and horticultural student” – as she wanders around Britain looking at plants. She especially likes cats and David Austin roses.

For any garden lover who might be planning to visit the British Isles, the Garden Hopper provides a list of the best places to see various plants (hellebores, for instance), and notes gardens not to be missed.

The photographs are so gorgeous, they make you want to hop a plane so you can see for yourself. If you’re a casual gardener who doesn’t talk about plants in Latin, visit just to scroll through the pictures.

Kerry’s Garden chronicles the day-to-day trials, tribulations, and successes of a Kentucky gardener -- from irises and rabbits to dill and deer. Current posts include putting up a weather station, Miss Kim lilac growing in a large pot, gooseberries, and a Harrison’s Yellow rosebush.

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