Northeast Regional Reports

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    Northeast Regional Reports

    How to Grow Tree Peonies in the Northeast

    We gardeners in the Northeast are notorious for complaining about the weather, particularly about our cold, snowy winters and what often seems like too-short, too-hot summers, yet this four-season climate…

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    How to Train Wisteria

    Few plants can put on a spring show as elegant and impressive as wisteria (Wisteria spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9), but like many vines, this plant can be aggressive. Thankfully,…

  • Vestal Wood Anemone
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    Plants for the Northeast to Add to Your Shopping List

    Whether you're walking through your local garden center, flipping through the pages of your favorite catalog, or scrolling the website of an online retailer, the sheer number of plant choices…

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    Corydalis Is an Underappreciated Spring Star

    Early spring-blooming bulbs are very welcome in any garden, yet one genus seems to be overlooked by many of us, although it’s just as impressive as all the others. The…

  • perennial seedlings
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    Five Perennials That Are Easy to Grow From Seed

    The reasons one should start perennials from seed are many. The most obvious one is the cost savings. Many gardeners focus on seed-starting annuals and vegetables because they think those…

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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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    Growing Artichokes in the Northeast

    The artichoke that is cultivated as a vegetable is a variety of cardoon (Cynara cardunculus, Zones 7–10), or artichoke thistle, a thistle-type perennial in the sunflower family that’s native to…

  • red gooseberries
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    Growing Currants and Gooseberries in the Northeast

    Soft fruits like currants and gooseberries (which are related, as they are both within the genus Ribes) are often overlooked fruits for Northeastern gardens. These are very hardy fruits (some…

  • Virginia Sweetspire
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    Your Favorite Plants Improved for the Northeast

    In Paul Westervelt's article on perennial upgrades, he explains the benefit of stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new versions of tried-and-true plants: "After whiffing a few times,…

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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…