Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

  • winter garden inspiration
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    Winter Gardening: Inspiration for a Time of Wonder

    It is tempting to think of winter as a time of hibernation, but these seemingly quieter moments can be the time when a garden’s most significant changes take place. With…

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    Bluestars Shine in Mid-Atlantic Gardens

    Every garden needs a few all-star players on its roster, and any bluestar (Amsonia spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9) would be a great addition to your team. Best known for…

  • newly planted trident maple
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    Tree Planting Tips

    When you’ve gone to the trouble of finding exactly the right tree for your garden, it makes sense that you’d want to give it every possible advantage at planting time.…

  • trees in pots at a nursery
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    Tree-Shopping Tips

    A tree is a big investment, so it is worth taking some time to find exactly the right tree for your garden. Before you begin shopping, it’s a good idea…

  • garden cart with new plants
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    4 Easy Ways to Improve the Look of Your Garden

    Your garden designs are put to the test throughout the growing season. Even when you are in the thick of the midseason rush, it is worth taking time to assess…

  • broadleaf evergreens for the mid-atlantic
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    Interesting Broadleaf Evergreens for the Mid-Atlantic

    In an episode of Fine Gardening's podcast, Let's Argue About Plants, the hosts discuss the importance of evergreen plants, and the particular perks of broadleaf evergreens: "The key to any…

  • warm-season grass
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    Warm-Season Ornamental Grasses for Mid-Atlantic Gardens

    Warm-season perennial ornamental grasses are well suited for the garden spotlight, with their subtle leaf hues, exuberant textures, and interesting habits. They put out substantial early foliage that adds textural…

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    Watch for These Weeds in Late Summer and Early Fall

    As summer draws to a close, it is easy to fall into a passive and lethargic state. As we approach this somewhat idle period in the gardening calendar, we must…

  • meadow-style garden in late spring
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    How to Design a Meadow Garden With Multiseason Interest

    Naturalistic, meadow-styles are visually dynamic, always changing, and have long seasonality. They evoke the feeling of being in nature and spotlight natural cycles of growth to decay. Some public gardens…

  • spring garden design
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    Spring Garden Design Inspiration From Chanticleer

    Spring can be one of the most colorful times of year in the garden, but it can also be one of the sparest. Here at Chanticleer, a public garden in…