Northern Plains Regional Reports

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    Northern Plains Regional Reports

    Hardy Plants for Dry Shade in the Northern Plains

    No matter the size or location of your garden, you are likely to be planting in more than one type of environment. Under the canopy of trees, along foundations, under…

  • native viburnum
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    The Best Native Viburnums for the Northern Plains

    The great plantsman Michael Dirr once said, "A garden without a viburnum is akin to life without music and art.” Viburnums (Viburnum spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) are a large…

  • fragrant vines
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    Hardy, Fragrant Vines for the Northern Plains

    When you need a tall plant but don’t have a lot of room, a vine is the perfect solution. And when vines have fragrant flowers, they check off yet another…

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    Plants for the Northern Plains 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…

  • plants in shades of red
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    Designing a Garden With Sequential Color

    Every garden I design has a theme, even if it is just about color. A sequential color design is not created with the aim of one plant blooming after another,…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Northern Plains

    Prepare your perennials It won’t be long now before your perennials start to wake up from their winter slumber. You can help them get a jump-start on the year by…

  • bright pink and white hydrangea
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    New Hydrangeas for the Northern Plains

    Hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) have become one of my favorite shrubs when designing gardens for my clients. They come in many sizes and shapes and have various…

  • compact conifers
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    Compact Conifers for the Northern Plains

    Gardens should appeal to the senses in every season. I find that one way to ensure winter interest is to plant evergreens. There are more evergreens available than one can…

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    Northern Plains: February Garden To-Do List

    Force branches into flowering. Spring isn’t too far off, but those of us who are getting impatient to see some spring color can meet that need by taking branches from…

  • canna rhizomes
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    How to Overwinter Tender Plants in the Northern Plains

    Winter weather can be challenging for gardeners in the Northern Plains. However, we are still able to use cold-sensitive plants in our gardens if we take the necessary steps to…