Andrew Keys

  • Design

    How to Grow 10 Perennials for Continuous Summer Blooms

    If there’s one thing the most exciting gardens have in common, it’s that they always have something beautiful happening. And that “something” usually means something in flower. Bringing that idea…

  • How-To

    Answers to 5 Common Bulb Planting Questions

    Storing, planting, and caring for bulbs can be a bit tricky. We have answered some of the most common questions about planting bulbs so that you can ensure a spectacular…

  • Design

    Extraordinary Spring Bulbs to Plant in Fall

    The fall planting of bulbs for springtime may be a garden’s most hopeful investment. If you’ve been growing plants for fun for any length of time, odds are you’ve been…

  • Short-Toothed Mountain Mint
    Northeast Regional Reports

    Underused Perennials for the Northeast

        1. Himalayan Maidenhair Fern Name: Adiantum venustum Zones: 5–8 Size: 6 to 12 inches tall and 12 to 36 inches wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; average to…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Large-Leaved Perennials – Northeast

    1. Sycamore-Leaved False Nettle Name: Boehmeria platanifolia USDA hardiness zones: 5 to 8 Size: 3 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial…

  • ‘Axminster Gold’ Comfrey 

    Trade in Your Troublesome Plants

    If you’ve ever grown plants, odds are that you’ve tried a plant that you couldn’t (or shouldn’t) grow for some reason. Did your grandma grow lilacs on her farm in…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Plant This With That – Northeast

    PLANT THIS:   Golden Spirit™ smoke bush Name: Cotinus coggygria ‘Ancot’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 8 to 15 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to light…

  • Article

    Improved Varieties of Old Favorites

    Ever notice how often popular plants prove to be problem children? Almost every gardener I know grows at least one troublesome plant—like phlox, for example, even if it means a…