Massachusetts

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    Design

    How to Grow Japanese Maples

    The Northeast is well known for its native maple trees (Acer spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9). They are commonly used as forestry plants or sidewalk trees and are invaluable contributors…

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    Gardening With Groundhogs in Massachusetts

    We’re visiting with Beth Britt today. I have been gardening on a tiny lot (about an eighth of an acre) in a western suburb of Boston for the last 25…

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    An Artist’s Garden

    Today's photos are from Dede Lifgren. Welcome to my garden in Brewster, New York (Zone 6a). I am an artist and garden lover. Much of my artwork centers around my…

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    Perennials With Fall Flowers for the Northeast

    It shouldn’t be a surprise that many of our perennial borders in the Northeast become less exciting in late summer and fall; after all, most of us only buy perennials…

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    Designing Containers With Plants From My Boston Garden

    Nancy Kressin designs containers in Boston and is sharing some of them with us today. I first learned the term “shopping in my garden” from the writer and podcast host…

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    Interesting Broadleaf Evergreens for the Northeast

    In an episode of Fine Gardening's podcast, Let's Argue About Plants, the hosts discuss the importance of evergreen plants, and the particular perks of broadleaf evergreens: "The key to any…

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    Tour an Enchanting New England Garden on a Historic Vermont Farm

    On a north-facing hillside in Norwich, Vermont, is an unexpectedly gorgeous and sophisticated landscape—the home garden of designer Bill Noble and his husband, Jim Tatum. This unique landscape was built…

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    Five Unusual Bulbs to Order Now and Plant in Fall

    Buying bulbs was one of those autumn rituals that I looked forward to. It was something to do just as the cooler, crisp days arrived in mid-September or October. It…

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    Design

    Two Ways to Add Mass Plantings Without Breaking the Bank

    Look no further than the theater if you want to add some real impact to your perennial or flower garden. After all, a garden is essentially a living stage, so…

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    Dale’s Garden Day and Night

    We’ve been to Sutton, Massachusetts, to visit Dale Coulter’s stunning garden before (Dale's Greenhouse and Garden), and it is always a pleasure to visit it again! This marvelous greenhouse, made…