Plant Profile: Begonias

For shady spots in northern gardens, begonias are a favorite choice. They grow well with just a bit of sun, come in a wide range of bloom colors, leaf types and sizes and are relatively easy to grow. So Many Begonias The genus Begonia includes more than 2,000 species and thousands more cultivars. Home gardeners…

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Overwintering Tropical Plants

Some parts of the state have experienced frost already and most will in the next week, so it’s time to think about overwintering tropical plants. Which plants do we mean? In this post, we’ll cover canna and calla lilies, geraniums (Pelargonium), begonias and coleus. If there are other questions you have about overwintering tropical plants…

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Get Inspired with the New Northern Gardener

We like to think every issue of Northern Gardener is inspiring (and they are!) but 2015 may be our best year yet, and we are kicking it off with a January/February issue that is packed with ideas, inspiration and information about gardening in the North. That gorgeous orange tulip on the cover is from Susan…

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