Northeast Regional Reports

  • Deinanthe caerulea
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    5 Unusual Blooming Perennials for Shade

    When we think “shade,” we typically think foliage. And when we do think of flowering perennials for shade, the same old ones come to mind, such as astilbe (Astilbe spp.…

  • Ezo Murasaki Japanese Aster
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    Plants That Take Sun and Shade for the Northeast

      1. Eastern Red Columbine Name: Aquilegia canadensis Zones: 3–8 Size: 2 feet tall and 12 to 18 inches wide Conditions: Full sun to full shade; average, well-drained soil Native…

  • Swiss chard growing in a rocky vegetable garden
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    Which Vegetables to Grow in Rocky Soil and Which to Avoid

    Here in the Northeast, rocks are just a part of gardening life, and even if you are raising vegetables in an old garden (one that's been well tended for decades),…

  • Purple-leaf sand cherry
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    Shopping-List Plants for the Northeast

    If you’ve run into a garden rut, we’ve got you covered. It’s time to start planning for your first trip to the local nursery or garden center. What plants will…

  • Falling in Love common poppy
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    Discover Expert Tips on Cultivating Poppies and the Best Varieties to Grow

    Poppies (Papaver spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) are one of the most beloved and desirable garden flowers, but they aren't as easy to please as many sources make them out…

  • new annuals for summer
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    New and Unusual Annuals to Try in Your Garden This Summer

    Gardening is, or at least should be, an ongoing learning process. It can include trial and error (and sometimes failure), but for me, the most exciting part is discovering new…

  • spring planting plan northeast
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    Spring Planting Plan for the Northeast

    In her article "Spring Planting Ideas," Michelle Gervais beautifully illustrates the magical time that is the start of spring: "Our winter-weary spirits lift as hints of green begin to appear.…

  • variegated pagoda dogwood
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    Three Amazing Understory Trees and Shrubs

    While many of us think of trees as super-tall giants or stand-alone specimen plants, we also know that most trees naturally grow in forests and that forests aren’t all made…

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    Evergreen Perennials for the Northeast

    Lifelong saxifrage  Saxifraga paniculatasubsp. paniculata Zones: 2–6 Size: 6 to 12 inches tall and 3 to 6 inches wide  Conditions: Partial shade; well-drained soil  Native range: Central Europe  Lifelong saxifrage…

  • late season plants
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    4 Uncommon Trees and Shrubs for Striking Late-Season Interest

    Late fall and early winter can be a drab time in northeastern gardens. Most of the leaves have faded from the trees, and the perennial border is looking mushy and…