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Northeast Regional Reports

  • Northeast Regional Reports

    Northeast August Garden To-Do List

    By August, summer is a sticky, dust-encrusted, worn-out old shoe. Most of us choose to abandon the garden to find a breeze elsewhere. And many of us will return to…

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    Sweet Peas in the Northeast, Part II: Varieties

    Few annuals deliver the trifecta that sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus, annual) do. Fragrance and old-fashioned charm go a long way when it comes to cut flowers, but absolutely no flower…

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    Sweet Peas in the Northeast, Part I: Growing Guide

    If you haven't noticed, sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus, annual) are back in fashion. A century ago, they were the most popular cut flower in North America, but they fell out…

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    Northeast July Garden To-Do List

    Where I live it’s practically a town ordinance that everything be planted, tools put away, hoses reeled, debris composted, and walks weeded before the Fourth of July. No matter where…

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    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…

  • Northeast Regional Reports

    Northeast June Garden To-Do List

    June makes gardening look easy. If the heat and humidity hold off, we’ll barely have to break a sweat to accomplish the most urgent tasks: to stop and smell the…

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    Regional Picks: Variegated Plants for Shade—Northeast

    See regional picks for variegated plants for shade, and read the article by Andy Brand for even more ideas. “While the cool, shady areas have provided me with the opportunity…

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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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