Massachusetts

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    How-To

    How to Train Wisteria

    Few plants can put on a spring show as elegant and impressive as wisteria (Wisteria spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9), but like many vines, this plant can be aggressive. Thankfully,…

  • garden bed along a forrest
    Design

    Gardening in the Southern New England Woods

    My name is Karen Squillacci, and I’ve been gardening in Southern New England since I was knee high to a grasshopper. My family consists of a long line of avid…

  • bright colored flowers and foliage in the garden
    Design

    Before and After in Shelley’s Garden

    Today we’re in Old Chatham, New York, visiting with Shelley Haefner. I have been gardening for a little over 12 years now. At the beginning of my journey, I just…

  • garden bed with chartreuse foliage and blue flowers
    Design

    Highlights from Sue’s 2021 Garden

    I’m Sue Webel, and I garden in North Canton, Connecticut, Zone 6a. I previously submitted some pictures of my relatively new garden in September 2020 (Making a New Garden in…

  • Vestal Wood Anemone
    Design

    Plants for the Northeast to Add to Your Shopping List

    Whether you're walking through your local garden center, flipping through the pages of your favorite catalog, or scrolling the website of an online retailer, the sheer number of plant choices…

  • pond at Coastal Maine Botanical Garden
    Design

    GPOD on the Road: Coastal Maine Botanical Garden

    Today Julie Hustvet is taking us along on a visit to one of the premiere botanical gardens in New England. I took a trip out to Maine last fall (September…

  • a gravel path in the garden with lots of plants on all sides
    Design

    Mel’s Rustic Cabin Garden

    Today we're visiting Mel's garden. I have had a landscape design, installation, and maintenance business in the western Catskills since 2005. My business name is Zone4 Landscapes, and I am…

  • a large group of containers full of colorful foliage plants
    Design

    GPOD on the Road: Buffalo Garden Walk

    Today Barb Mrgich is taking us along on a walking tour of gardens. A couple years ago, a friend and I took a bus trip to visit the Buffalo Garden…

  • perennial seedlings
    Design

    Five Perennials That Are Easy to Grow From Seed

    The reasons one should start perennials from seed are many. The most obvious one is the cost savings. Many gardeners focus on seed-starting annuals and vegetables because they think those…

  • succulents in a small container
    Design

    Betsy’s Townhouse Garden

    Today’s photos are from Betsy Thompson in East Greenbush, New York, in Zone 5. We’ve visited Betsy’s garden before (Betsy's Garden in New York). Betsy lives in a townhouse and…