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Northeast Regional Reports

  • Northeast Regional Reports

    Water-Wise Tips for Northeastern Gardeners

    Long-range forecasts for the summer have been all over the place. Some predicted “normal” weather for most of the Northeast and rainier than usual weather for southern New England. Others…

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    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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    Northeast May Garden To-Do List

    May is the boss of us. Never mind if the laundry needs doing or dinner is waiting, in May, you’ll find us in the garden past sunset with a headlamp…

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    Alternatives to Invasive Callery Pear

    We gardeners are easily seduced by early spring blooms. After whatever kind of winter we have each year—long or short, mild or arctic—we Northeasterners will take anything to cure cabin…

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    April Garden To-Do List for the Northeast

    Even though misanthropes enjoy reminding us that snowstorms are possible even into May, there’s no holding back the growing season now. Spring bulbs trumpet new growth, migratory birds make their…

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    Art in the Garden

    Even if you don’t identify as an artist, your garden is a form of art through your self-expression. Consider that each of us draws from a common regional palette of…

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    Regional Picks: Seasonal Combo—Northeast

    1. ‘Blue Shadow’ fothergilla Name: Fothergilla × intermedia ‘Blue Shadow’ Zones: 5–8 Size: 4 to 6 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; rich, moist soil Native…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Northeast

    When February ends and March begins, we winter-weary Northeasterners suffer from Farch (February–March), which consists of a continuation of inconsistent weather and monochrome colors. But let’s not knock March. The…

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    Connecticut Photographer Turns Plant Clippings Into Art

    Just as not every foodie enjoys cooking, not all plant geeks are gardeners. Ellen Hoverkamp is a photographer who collaborated with author Ken Druse on Natural Companions: The Garden Lover’s…

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    Northeast: February Garden To-Do List

    February brings uncertain weather and tests a gardener’s patience. It can feel like the Longest. Month. Ever. But stay strong. The changes in the length of days will begin to…

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