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Northeast

Selecting plants suited to the Northeast 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 Northeast region lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3 through 7 and in AHS Heat Zones 1 through 6. 

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




A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Japanese Maples and Flowering Cherry Trees

This colorful garden scene is to be enjoyed over 3 seasons of cheerful pleasure. It reveals the beauty of Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum' (Japanese Maple) whose deep purple spring foliage turns fiery orange-red in the fall. It is paired with the highly popular Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree, Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan'

A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Peonies

Dreaming of a resting spot where you could surround yourself with fragrance, color and beauty?

A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Peonies and Irises

A border of mixed herbaceous peonies is always an image of beauty and elegance!

A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Peonies, Purple Cranesbill and Loosestrife

This lovely perennial combination will make your garden sing in late spring - early summer. Simple to replicate at home

A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Peonies, Roses and Sage

This English-style border brims with gorgeous blooms such as scarlet peonies, soft pastel roses, purple salvias and tall spikes of Digitalis purpurea. More than enough to make the garden sing from late spring to fall.

A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Siberian Irises and Oriental Poppies

This garden bursts with early season color and elegant, frilly flowers. Only two ingredients have been used: Siberian Irises (Iris sibirica) and Oriental Poppies (Papaver orientale). Easy to grow, both these perennial plants require little care while providing a charming floral display.

A Low Care Border Idea for Your Rock Garden

Perfect for rock or gravel gardens, this plant combination includes a mix of succulent and perennial plants, selected for their vivid colors, low care and water needs. Easy to replicate, all plants are deer, rabbit, drought, dry or rocky soil tolerant and most attract nectar-seeking butterflies!

A Low Maintenance Summer Idea for your Borders with Alliums and Grasses

A very interesting border idea for sunny spots of the landscape. Easy to grow and low maintenance, all plants are drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant and virtually pest and disease free. Enjoy!

A Low Maintenance Summer Idea for your Borders with Bulbs, Perennials & Grasses

A very interesting border idea for sunny dry spots of the landscape. Easy to grow and low maintenance, all plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant and virtually pest and disease free. Enjoy!

A Luminous Perennial Planting Idea with Echinacea pallida and Agastache

Awash with colors and shapes, this luminous plant combination brilliantly associates the elegant, soft pink Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower) with the vertical white spires of Agastache rugosa f. albiflora (Giant Hyssop)

A Luminous Perennial Planting Idea with Echinacea pallida and Veronicastrum

This pretty and low-care perennial border, in the prairie style planting, is composed of two vigorous perennials which will add drama in your garden from mid to late summer.

A Luminous Prairie Planting Idea for Your Summer

Wouldn't you love your sunny borders to look like this in late spring or early summer? Low maintenance and easy to grow, all these prolific bloomers will bring fireworks of color to your landscape!

A Majestic Walkway

This lovely serpentine bluestone path with plantings of different heights, textures and colors, creates a wonderful experience and feeling as we wander along it.

A Mediterranean Garden Idea with Eryngium, Helenium and Lavandula

Easy to replicate, this naturalistic planting is ideal for lazy gardeners who wish to put very little effort into a beautiful and low-maintenance garden.

A Much Admired Spring Idea with Allium and Laburnum

Wow! Such a breathtaking plant combination to cheer you up for weeks in late spring - early summer. Easy to replicate, this planting includes 2 award-winning plants.

A Natural Path

A jaw-dropping casual and fragrant gravel path winding across a superb mix of drought resistant and salt friendly plantings