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Joann Vieira

  • Design

    Regional Picks: Tough Plants—Northeast

    See regional picks for tough pretty plants, and read the article by Julie Lane Gray for even more ideas. "It’s important to define first what I mean by a “tough”…

  • How-To

    What Epimediums Need

    These plants are pretty easy to maintain once established. A few simple tips will increase your chance of success. Plant in spring or early fall. In colder climates, follow the…

  • Design

    Epimediums: What Your Shade Garden Is Missing

    Epimediums have the power to bring me to my knees in early spring. I will gladly muddy my jeans for a glimpse of their slender stems rising through the leaf…

  • Design

    Regional Picks: Spring Color—Northeast

    1. ‘Roadrunner’ trillium Trillium pusillum ‘Roadrunner’ Zones: 5–9 Size: 8 to 12 inches tall and 24 inches wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; acidic, moist, well-drained soil Native range: Southeastern…

  • Design

    Problem-Solving Ground Covers

    In almost every garden there are spaces that cry out for a simple palette of plants to create a soothing scene. Perhaps it’s on the edge of the driveway, at…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Conifers For Gardens – Northeast

    Northeast   1. ‘Gold Cone’ Juniper    Name: Juniperus communis ‘Gold Cone’ Zones: 2 to 6 Size: 8 feet tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; moderately moist, well-drained…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Plant Wish List – Northeast

    Northeast   1. Japanese Chloranthus   Name: Chloranthus japonicus Usda Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 1 foot tall and wide Conditions: Dappled shade; rich, organic, evenly moist soil Japanese chloranthus…

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