Regions

Find region-specific gardening info here.

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 …

Interior West: Hardy Pardners

Who’s native and who is not carries weight in the ever-more-populated state of Colorado, and the least favorite arrivals seem to be Texans. Fortunately such attitudes are irrelevant in the garden. Ours is brimming with Texas plants that are much hardier than we might have guessed.

Interior West: German Lessons

BY LAUREN SPRINGER / Masonville, Colorado, Zone 5 In England, gardening has been raised to an art form. It is a cultural expression, a national identity. Love, technique, and plantsmanship come together; gardens burst forth like jewels spangling the island. …

Midwest: Where the Amur Flows

BY RUSSELL STAFFORD / Berrien Springs, Michigan, Zone 5 HORTICULTURALLY SPEAKING, southeastern Russia—land of the mighty Amur, Earth’s sixth-longest river—has much in common with the midwestern United States: a mercurial climate with sweltering summers and bone-chilling winters (the equivalent of …

Northeast: Facing the Trees

BY GORDON HAYWARD / Putney, Vermont, Zone 4 During September and October, as the demands of caring for flowering shrubs and perennials wane, and before outdoor temperatures plummet, my attention often shifts to the many native trees in our one-acre …

Midwest: My Garage Band

In late winter, as the garden slumbers and the household vehicles continue their lifelong exile to the Siberia of the lower driveway (the upper driveway having itself been appropriated by potted perennials), the garage teems with horticultural life.