Northeast Regional Reports

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    Dahlia Care for the Northeast

    Gardeners in the Northeast look forward to dahlia season (Dahlia spp. and cvs., Zones 8–11) as one of the garden's last hurrahs. Enjoying the cooler fall weather, dahlias not only…

  • Hummingbird Summersweet
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    Shrubs for Small Spaces in the Northeast

    Mark Weathington, director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, discusses several small shrub varieties that provide big interest in a petite package as…

  • Jumping snake worm
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    Pest Control for the Northeast: Jumping Snake Worms

    As if gardeners don’t have enough to contend with, an invasive worm is surprising many of us by moving into our Northeast gardens. "Worms?” you might ask. “I thought worms…

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    Northeast September Garden To-Do List

    September is a game changer. Don’t believe the propaganda; school might be back in session, but summer isn’t over yet. In fact, it’s better than ever. The humidity abates in…

  • Highbush Blueberry
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    Plants for Birds in the Northeast

    As William Cullina mentions in his article on plants for birds, the sad reality is songbirds are disappearing: "Habitat loss, pesticides, and the accompanying decline of insect populations have contributed…

  • bowl of mixed string beans
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    Summer Succession Planting of Veggies in the Northeast

    Many home gardeners find themselves planting their entire vegetable garden at one time, usually in late May or early June. But unless your family wants truckloads of zucchini and tons…

  • houseplants outdoors in summer
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    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…

  • peony border with pink and red flowers
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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…