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Northeast Regional Reports

  • Northeast Regional Reports

    Beautiful Bark on Deciduous Trees

    Come winter, when gardens go quiet in the Northeast, most of us become so hard up for visual stimulation that we finally get excited about tree bark. Now that our…

  • Northeast Regional Reports

    Northeast: January Garden To-Do List

    January is for hibernation. But just because the winter weather has given us an excellent excuse to cozy up on the couch with a dog on our feet doesn’t mean…

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    Northeast: Gardening Is for the Birds

    It’s impossible to imagine life without birds. Yet even habitat for black-capped chickadees is rapidly disappearing. According to Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, “Conservation ecologists … believe that…

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    Creating Picture-Perfect Holiday Containers

    The pressure to spend at the holidays is real. But decorations don’t need to break the bank. We gardeners can save big and do it in style by making wreaths,…

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    Northeast: December Garden To-Do List

    Gardeners in cold climates are treated to a restful break between seasons that starts in December. But even as the garden goes quiet, it should still hold your interest and…

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    Regional Picks: Showy Shrubs – Northeast

    1. Highbush Blueberry Name: Vaccinium corymbosum and cvs. Zones: 5–8 Size: 6 to 12 feet tall and 8 to 12 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, acidic…

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    Gardening Gift Ideas 2019 for Northeastern Gardeners

    As a group, we gardeners are some of the easiest people to please. We appreciate beauty as well as utility and are endlessly grateful for any sign of encouragement from…

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    (Don’t) Put the Garden to Bed for the Season

    Most of us were taught to get a jump on spring by putting the garden “to bed” in the fall. We’re compelled to cut every perennial down to the ground,…

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    Northeast: November Garden To-Do List

    By now the garden has gone out in a blaze of glory. Most of what’s left from the growing season is the debris of senescence. We have some choices what…

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    Four Favorite Plants for Fall Color

    The Northeast’s reputation for extraordinary fall color is well established. We locals are so lucky! We don’t have to travel far to view calico-patterned landscapes of deciduous trees, shrubs, and…