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Ed Gregan

  • How-To

    How to Properly Sanitize Your Pruning Tools

    Plant diseases can easily be spread from one plant to the next if you don’t sanitize your tools after every single plant. A quick wipe of a paper towel and…

  • How-To

    How to Prune Shrub Roses

    Shrub Roses (Rosa spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) Shrub roses (basically any roses exclusive of climbers, hybrid teas, and carpet roses) can get quite large if not pruned hard every…

  • How-To

    How to Prune Ninebark

    Ninebark (Physocarpus spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) Because it adds brilliant foliage color to the garden for months, ninebark has become a popular substitute for the invasive burning bush (Euonymus…

  • Article

    How to Prune Panicle Hydrangea

    Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata and cvs., Zones 3–8) You may have purchased this plant either as a shrub or as one with an elevated head called a tree form or…

  • Northeast Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Showy Shrubs – Northeast

    See regional picks for showy shrubs, and read the article by Paul Cappiello for even more ideas. “Show-stopping shrubs—you know the kind. You’re leading a group of friends around the…

  • How-To

    When Not to Prune

    An old boss of mine used to say that “the best time to prune is when the knife is sharp.” His logic was, basically, prune when you have the time.…

  • Design

    Trees That Always Please

    You'll never regret the investment you make in these standout varieties

  • Article

    How to Buy a Tree

    Trees are generally the priciest and most permanent plants gardeners will buy in their lifetime, so most of us want to ensure that the one we select at the nursery…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Plants for Winter’s Worst – Northeast

    Northeast   Autumn Radiance® maple (Acer rubrum ‘Autumn Radiance’) USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7 Size: Up to 30 to 50 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial…

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