Northeast Regional Reports

  • butterburs
    Northeast Regional Reports

    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.,…

  • twinspur
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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
    Northeast Regional Reports

    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
    Northeast Regional Reports

    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…

  • Great Merrybells
    Northeast Regional Reports

    Great Native Plants for the Northeast

    Growing native plants is the gardening equivalent of having your cake and eating it too. Not only are these plants beautiful and more likely to thrive in your landscape, they…

  • clarkias
    Northeast Regional Reports

    Growing Annuals from Seed in the Northeast

    When it comes to starting seeds, terminology can often be confusing. The terms “hardy annuals” and “half-hardy annuals” often confound those of us who garden in the Northeast. We'll see…

  • Drumstick primroses
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    Growing Primroses from Seed in the Northeast

    The benefits of raising one’s own primroses (Primula spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) from seed are many. The cost savings alone should be obvious, not to mention that most of…

  • ‘Quasimodo’ Ozark Witch Hazel
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    4 Outstanding Spring Plants for the Northeast

    We all have certain plants that immediately come to mind when thinking of a garden in spring. For many, these are daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths skirting the trunks of flowering magnolias,…

  • winter garden
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    5 Ways to Boost Your Winter Garden in the Northeast

    I don't know about you, but once winter arrives here in the Northeast and the leaves have fallen off all of the trees, my eyes focus on things I just…