northeast

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    Explore a New England Garden Packed With Dense Color

    Matt Mattus and his partner, Joe, live in a three-generation family home in a suburban area of Worcester, Massachusetts, along with their three dogs. Over the years, Matt has transformed…

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    How to Grow Japanese Maples

    The Northeast is well known for its native maple trees (Acer spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9). They are commonly used as forestry plants or sidewalk trees and are invaluable contributors…

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    Every Season Creates a Moment

    Today we’re in Southbury, Connecticut, visiting with Elaine Esposito, and she started the intro to these photos with a quote from poet Stanley Horowitz: “Winter is an etching, spring a…

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    Gardening With Groundhogs in Massachusetts

    We’re visiting with Beth Britt today. I have been gardening on a tiny lot (about an eighth of an acre) in a western suburb of Boston for the last 25…

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    Ann’s Cottage Garden

    My name is Ann, and I garden in Zone 6b in Newtown, Connecticut. I have been gardening since 2004 when I lived in Buffalo, New York. I moved to Newtown…

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    Embracing Fall With Maxine

    Today’s photos come from Maxine's garden in Rotterdam, New York. It's so sad to watch the garden go dormant. Yet I love the fall colors. There was still a lot…

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    An Artist’s Garden

    Today's photos are from Dede Lifgren. Welcome to my garden in Brewster, New York (Zone 6a). I am an artist and garden lover. Much of my artwork centers around my…

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    Perennials With Fall Flowers for the Northeast

    It shouldn’t be a surprise that many of our perennial borders in the Northeast become less exciting in late summer and fall; after all, most of us only buy perennials…

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    Designing Containers With Plants From My Boston Garden

    Nancy Kressin designs containers in Boston and is sharing some of them with us today. I first learned the term “shopping in my garden” from the writer and podcast host…

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    Interesting Broadleaf Evergreens for the Northeast

    In an episode of Fine Gardening's podcast, Let's Argue About Plants, the hosts discuss the importance of evergreen plants, and the particular perks of broadleaf evergreens: "The key to any…