Northeast

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    Late-Winter and Early-Spring Bloomers for the Northeast

    In Jason Reeves' article, Plants That Bloom in Late Winter or Early Spring, he discusses how plants that bloom during the coldest time of the year, often go under-appreciated: "Some…

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    Mirroring Goodness in a Forest Garden

    For many of us, there’s a certain amount of gardening that feels a bit like a battle against impending chaos. Gardeners Tim Boland and Laura Coit, however, seemed to embrace…

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    A New Garden in Massachusetts

    Lisa Remby sent in today's photos. After many years of living in the Midwest for work, my husband and I decided to move back to Massachusetts for retirement in 2020.…

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    Fall Beauties From Nancy

    Today Nancy Mellen is sharing some photos of fall foliage, berries, and other end-of-the-season beauties from her garden in Hingham, Massachusetts. She grows primarily native perennials and shrubs for the…

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    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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    Every Season Creates a Moment

    Today we’re in Southbury, Connecticut, visiting with Elaine Esposito, and she started the intro to these photos with a quote from poet Stanley Horowitz: “Winter is an etching, spring a…

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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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    Ann’s Cottage Garden

    My name is Ann, and I garden in Zone 6b in Newtown, Connecticut. I have been gardening since 2004 when I lived in Buffalo, New York. I moved to Newtown…

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    Embracing Fall With Maxine

    Today’s photos come from Maxine's garden in Rotterdam, New York. It's so sad to watch the garden go dormant. Yet I love the fall colors. There was still a lot…

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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…