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Comparing seasons in the Northeast garden

April 8, 2015

The author of Growing the Northeast Garden reflects on a region well-known for its seasons and takes us through one of its many beautiful gardens. You’ll often hear that the Northeast “has” seasons. Most every place does, but given our place on the map, this speaks to how the differences between ours are more pronounced. […]

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How to choose all-star plants: Making sense of the options

January 10, 2013

The following is excerpted from Andrew Keys’ Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants. It’s an all-too-frequent story: many gardeners throw in the towel when it comes time to shop. You either give up because of the mind-boggling selection, or you forget everything you’ve learned and go […]

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How to choose all-star plants: Defining which plants can grow in your garden

January 9, 2013

The following is excerpted from Andrew Keys’ Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants If the garden is the high school musical, then plants must be its cast of characters, and, of course, the cycle of seasons is its plot. Like every good play, then, every good […]

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How to choose all-star plants: Connecting the design dots from troublesome seducer to all-star solution

January 8, 2013

The following is excerpted from Andrew Keys’ Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants The plant kingdom is a living lineup of sensuous charac­ters. Plants enrich and inform our most treasured outdoor spaces—and many indoors too—with scent, sound, touch, and taste, and most importantly, with sight. Visually […]

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