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Growing the Northeast Garden

Regional Ornamental Gardening

By Andrew Keys

Photographs by Kerry Michaels

Plant selection and garden style are deeply influenced by where we are gardening. To successfully grow a range of beautiful ornamental plants, every gardener has to know the specifics of the region’s climate, soil, and geography.

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 mosquitos. TThe practical and 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.

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Review quotes
“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. Toward the back of the book, there are case studies of seven gorgeous northeast gardens that will give you inspiration to get going on that garden plan.” —Garden Design Online

Growing the Northeast Garden is the perfect book for a beginning gardener…offers clear, concise information on design, growing and potential pests.” —Portland Press Herald 

“This book addresses many issues that gardeners have to deal with in our area of the country and offers plant suggestions for different zones and soil conditions.” —Gettysburg Times
Product Details
Regional Ornamental Gardening Series
Number of pages
Publication date
February 21, 2015