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New England

Selecting plants suited to the New England climate is a key step to success.

Various initiatives have taken place to determine how well plants would withstand the cold winter temperatures (Plant Hardiness Zones) or when plants would start suffering from the heat (Plant Heat Zones).

The New England region lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3 through 7 and in AHS Heat Zones 1 through 3. Weather varies dramatically from state to state and season to season. However, generally speaking, this region enjoys 4 distinct seasons characterized by short springs, hot and humid summers, along the coasts but cool in the mountains, cool falls, and long and harsh winters with heavy snow and sometimes ice storms.

If you know your hardiness zone and heat zone, find the best plants or exciting garden ideas for your geographic area.




Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Soft Yellow & Purple Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until late summer.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Soft Yellow & White Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until late summer.

Bouquets of Blues & Whites

Easy to grow, elegant and attractive in late spring or early summer!

Brilliant Cherry Blossoms for my Spring Garden

Flowering cherry trees make a dramatic statement when in full bloom, with their branches smothered by white or pink cherry blossoms. Underplanting them with spring bulbs contributes to an even more spectacular floral display.

Cherry Blossoms and Camassia for my Spring Garden

Flowering cherry trees are typically planted for the majestic yet delicate beauty of their flowers. With flowers resembling a ballerina's petticoat, award-winning Prunus 'Ichiyo' makes a dramatic statement when in full bloom.

Convert A Dull Spot Into A Dream Place

Need to get rid of a dull wall or boring area of your yard? Why don't you try this?

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Coral & Blue Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of coral and blue, which includes 5 great Dahlias, 'Apricot Desire', 'Bishop of Oxford', 'Melody Dora', 'Puerto Rico' and 'Surprise'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Gold & Vermilion Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of golden-yellow and glowing vermilion, which includes 3 incredibly pretty Dahlias, 'Chat Noir', 'Jescot Julie' and 'Karma Bon Bini'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Hot Color Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of red, orange and yellow, which includes 3 fantastic Dahlias, 'Bishop of Llandaff', 'Bridge View Aloha' and 'Pooh'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Pink & Blue Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of soft pink and blue, which includes 3 great Dahlias, 'Fascination', 'Park Princess' and 'Karma Prospero'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Pink & Lavender Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of glowing pink and soft lavender, which includes 3 fantastic Dahlias, 'Gerrie Hoek', 'The Phantom' and 'Karma Choc'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Purple & Apricot Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of purple and glowing apricot, which includes 4 ravishing Dahlias, 'Apricot Desire', 'Nepos', 'Thomas Edison' and 'Happy Single First Love'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - White Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shade of white, which includes 3 fantastic Dahlias, 'My Love', 'Honka White' and 'Verda'.

Eye-Catching Retaining Walls

A super blend of perennials and ornamental grasses which softens and enhances these retaining walls.

For A Naturalistic Look

Aren't these graceful violet-blue flowers, shimmering in the summer sunlight, attractive when combined with the undulating creamy tan grass fountains?

Jacqueline Van der Kloet's Tea garden

The combination of blue-flowered forget-me-nots and chartreuse lady's mantle is always stunning. But with the addition of the colorful tulips selected by Jacqueline, the border sings

Peonies and Companion Plants - Coral & Purple Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of coral and rich purple, which includes 3 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Gold & Deep Red Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of golden-yellow and rich red, which includes 3 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Gold & White Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of white and golden-yellow, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Pink & Blue Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of pink and soft blue, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Pink & Purple Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of soft pink and purple, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Pink & Violet Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of pink and rich violet, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - White & Lavender Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of white and lavender, which includes 3 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - White & Pink Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of white and soft pink, which includes 3 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession