Joann Vieira

  • Northeast Regional Reports

    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…

  • Northeast Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Spring Color—Northeast

    If your first few trips to the nursery can be overwhelming and chaotic, check out our plant recommendations for spring color in your region. There’s no doubt that these spring…

  • 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…

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    Northeast Regional Reports

    Conifers for Gardens in the Northeast

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

  • 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…