Northeast Regional Reports

  • houseplants outdoors in summer
    Northeast Regional Reports

    Moving Houseplants Outdoors for the Summer in the Northeast

    Nothing will do most houseplants better than spending a summer vacation outdoors. Many of us assume that the word “house” in houseplants means that these are plants that prefer to…

  • red yellow and orange lupines
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    Demystifying Lupines in the Northeast

    Lupines (Lupinius spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) are beloved, old-fashioned garden plants that are on the wish list for many gardeners. The truth is that while lupines are very desirable…

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    Success with Peonies in the Northeast

    Adding peonies (Paeonia spp. and cvs., Zones 3-8) to a garden brings enormous value. They are very long-lived and often are passed down from generation to generation. Once established, a…

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    Perennial Rebloomers for the Northeast

    Dan Robarts says in his article on reblooming perennials, "...the criteria I generally adhere to for earning a spot in the beds at my home or botanical garden workplace center…

  • hot pink lotus bloom
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    Growing Lotus in Containers in the Northeast

    Growing aquatic plants in containers may seem like something too challenging to attempt, but it is far easier than you may think. Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera, Zones 4–10), a type of…

  • butterburs
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    Butterburs for Tropical Flair and Midwinter Flowers in the Northeast

    I'm a sucker for anything that looks tropical in the garden. The large leaves and bold foliage of bananas (Musa spp. and cvs., Zones 5–11), alocasias (Alocasia spp. and cvs.,…

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    Unique Plants for Early Spring Containers in the Northeast

    After a long, snowy winter, one of the first signs of spring for gardeners in the Northeast is early spring seasonal containers. Since spring containers are typically only displayed for…

  • Butterfly Rose
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    4 Must-Have Plants for the Northeast

    As garden centers start to open their doors for the season (and we get ready to run into them with open arms), we decided to ask some regional experts what…

  • Broccoli growing
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    Success With Brassicas in the Northeast

    Like tomatoes, brassica crops raised and picked at home are significantly tastier than those available in a supermarket. But as healthy and flavorful as homegrown brassicas can be, they seem…

  • Diane witch hazel
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    Witch Hazels for the Northeast

    In the Northeast, there is hardly a more valuable garden plant than one that blooms in the winter. Add that coveted trait to a plant that is relatively pest-free, has…