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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

    1. ‘Pamela Harper’ Italian Arum Arum italicum ‘Pamela Harper’ Zones: 5–9 Size: 8 to 12 inches tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; rich, evenly moist soil…

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    Regional Picks: Short Plants – Northeast

    1. ‘Dianne's Gold’ Brunnera  Name: Brunnera macrophylla ‘Dianne’s Gold’ Zones: 4–9 Size: 12 to 15 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide Conditions: Partial shade; moist, well-drained soil Native…

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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…

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    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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