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Growing the Northeast Garden

By Andrew Keys and Kerry Michaels

I can't recall a book that takes such an in-depth look at gardening in our region.…An inspirational resource, with an exciting array of real-world examples.

Steve Aitken, editor, Fine Gardening

Gardeners in the northeast are lucky—the regular summer rain, gorgeous summer blooms, and stunning fall color make it an ideal place to garden. But there are drawbacks, like hot and humid summers, bitterly cold winters, and mosquitoes. To successfully grow a range of beautiful ornamental plants, you need to understand all these aspects, and more. The practical yet beautiful Growing the Northeast Garden starts with a comprehensive overview of the weather and geography of the area, along with regionally specific advice on zones, microclimates, soil, pests, and maintenance. Profiles of the best trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs offer hundreds of plant suggestions, along with complete information on growth and care. For home gardeners in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, southern Quebec and Montreal, southeast Ontario and Ottawa, and the Maritime Provinces.

Media reviews

"You'll find out the best plants for the region year-round, and which ones you want for a show in early to midsummer, late summer to fall, and winter.…Will give you inspiration to get going on that garden plan."

Garden Design Online

About the authors

Andrew Keys

Andrew Keys is a writer, lifelong gardener, and author of Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? and Growing the Northeast Garden. Andrew's writing has appeared in This Old House Magazine and Fine Gardening, and he's produced podcasts for Fine Gardening and Horticulture Magazine. Andrew has lectured at the Philadelphia Flower Show, Boston Flower Show, Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, and others. He's trained as an organic land care professional by the Northeast Organic Farming Association.

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Kerry Michaels

Kerry Michaels is a photographer, writer, and multimedia producer. Her garden photographs have been seen in many books, magazines, and websites. She is a contributing photographer and writer for Coastal Home magazine, and is the writer and photographer for the popular website containergardening.about.com.

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