Northeast

Northeast: Ephemeral Love

Gardeners everywhere greet spring with enthusiasm, but the duration and severity of New England winters encourage those of us who garden here to regard with a certain ardor the first plants to emerge from the still-cold ground.

Northeast: Early-Summer Standouts

BY SEAN CONWAY/ Tiverton, Rhode Island, Zone 6b THE MONTHS OF May and June mark the apex of many perennial gardens, especially those in cold-winter regions. More plants are in bloom during these two months than at any other time …

Upper South: New-Found Fronds

BY C. COLSTON BURRELL /Free Union, Virginia, Zone 7 WHEN I’m just too hot to pretend it’s still spring, and a full tree canopy has enshrouded my garden, woodland flowers give way to foliage. It is undeniably summer, and under …

Northeast: Cherry Harvest

BY ROGER B. SWAIN / Monadnock, New Hampshire, Zone 5 Eight quarts to the peck, four pecks to the bushel—these are the dimensions of this year’s sour cherry harvest. The branches within reach of the ground have been cleaned of …