Andrew Keys

  • 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…