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Katherine Tracey

Katherine Tracey and her husband, Chris, own Avant Gardens, a specialty nursery in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

  • Northeast Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Variegated Plants for Shade—Northeast

    See regional picks for variegated plants for shade, and read the article by Andy Brand for even more ideas. “While the cool, shady areas have provided me with the opportunity…

  • Northeast Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Short Plants – Northeast

    See regional picks for short plants, and read the article by Steve Aitken for even more ideas. “As I began amassing countless short varieties, only some of which worked in…

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    Create an Autumn Masterpiece

    Are you like me? I can’t pass a farm stand in fall without stopping to add new shapes and colors to my overflowing gourd and pumpkin collection. I am also…

  • Article

    Plant It and Forget It

    As a garden designer and nurserywoman, I am always scouting for uncommon plants that have a long season of interest and are not fussy to care for. I like plants…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Plants That Glow – Northeast

    Northeast   1. ‘Autumn Moon’ Full Moon Maple   Name: Acer shirasawanum ‘Autumn Moon’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 8 to 15 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full…

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    Regional Picks : Water-Wise Plants – Northeast

    Northeast   1. ‘Millenium’ Ornamental Onion   Name: Allium × ‘Millenium’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 12 to 18 inches tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil ‘Millenium’ is good-looking and…

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