Andrew Brand

  • Erecta English Ivy
    Northeast Regional Reports

    Plants That Peak in Winter in the Northeast

    Richie Steffen, executive director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Garden in Seattle and a leading expert on plants, discusses the often-undervalued appeal of winter gardens: “What many see as a…

  • ‘Quasimodo’ Ozark Witch Hazel
    Northeast Regional Reports

    4 Outstanding Spring Plants for the Northeast

    We all have certain plants that immediately come to mind when thinking of a garden in spring. For many, these are daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths skirting the trunks of flowering magnolias,…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It – Northeast

    1. ‘Blue Ice’ Blue Star   Name: Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Blue Ice’ Zones: 4-9 Size: 16 inches tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil…

  • Design

    Conifers for Any Size Landscape

    Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors, textures and habits all year long. While conifers are sometimes relegated to the rear or boundary…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Best New Finds – Northeast

    1. Carolina Sweetheart™ Eastern Redbud Name: Cercis canadensis ‘NCCC1’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Sizes: 20 to 25 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained…

  • Disanthus

    Unexpected Fall Color

    After months of bitter cold temperatures, snow, freezing rain, and every other miserable element nature throws at us, gardeners are eager to visit their favorite garden centers and nurseries. There…

  • Red Sprite Winterberry
    Northeast Regional Reports

    Tough-as-Nails Shrubs for the Northeast

    Who doesn't love buying the flashy new plant that catches everyone's eye at the nursery? Or the plant that's just outside your hardiness zone, but has always taunted you with…