Northeast Regional Reports

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    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,…

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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…

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    Northeast: January Garden To-Do List

    January is for hibernation. But just because the winter weather has given us an excellent excuse to cozy up on the couch with a dog on our feet doesn’t mean…

  • Pink Dawn Bodnant viburnum
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    Six Winter-Blooming Shrubs for the Northeast

    People often stretch the definition of “winter-blooming” to include spring-flowering shrubs such as forsythia (Forsythia spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) rather than using it to describe plants that realistically bloom…

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    Reliable Performers for the Northeast

    As garden curator Irvin Etienne discusses in his article on reliable performers, we all want the newest, jazziest plants available, but a garden is not complete without a backbone of…

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    Northeast December Garden To-Do List

    December’s shortest days allow scant time to enjoy being outdoors, and we’ve barely had a chance to acclimatize to the cold, but winter is still full of gifts for Northeastern…

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    Northeast November Garden To-Do List

    In November, the weather might still be a mixed bag, but diminishing daylight is shifting the seasonal cycle into a lower gear for a slow ride through winter. While some…

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    Exciting Evergreens for the Northeast

    Evergreens are crucial to achieving varied texture and form, as well as the key to any successful four-season garden. Unfortunately, many gardeners would put a lot of evergreens in the…