Guides by Region: Mid-Atlantic Guides
Best Spring Bulbs for the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Region
In your area, you may be able to grow many of the tropical and other marginally hardy plants by planting in warmer 'micro-climates' protected from exposure to wind and extreme cold.
While the climate of this region provides enough natural moisture, sunlight and summer warmth to successfully grow a wide variety of plants, there are still a few challenges
Best David Austin Roses for Mid-Atlantic Gardeners
Wondering which English rose cultivars have proven reliably hardy and entirely worth growing in Mid-Atlantic gardens?
Best Shrubs for Mid-Atlantic Gardens
Hardy shrubs are important elements in Mid-Atlantic gardens. They add depth and character to any garden and not only provide lovely blooms, but also attractive berries, showy fall color, and food for the birds.
Great Perennials for Mid-Atlantic Gardens
Perennial flowers are fabulous additions to our gardens. When carefully selected, waves after waves of colorful blooms will be enjoyed in your Mid-Atlantic garden from spring to fall. Reliable plants, they come back stronger and bigger when winter turns to spring, ready to start another spectacular show.
Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Great Perennials for Dry Soil
Selecting the right perennial plant that will thrive in such inhospitable locations might be challenging for Mid-Atlantic gardeners. If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance and hardy perennial plants that will sail through the challenges of the seasons in the Mid-Atlantic region, you may want to consider these top performing perennial varieties.
Great Shrubs with Fruits for Winter Interest for Mid-Atlantic Gardens
Plant one of these shrubs or small trees and enjoy a spectacular display from late summer through winter. They all possess brightly colored fruits and are an excellent way to brighten the drab winter garden, turning sorry spots into beautiful focal points.
Beautiful Azaleas and Rhododendrons for the Mid-Atlantic Region
The following is a list of Azaleas and Rhododendrons recognized as proven performers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Most of them have received the Rhododendron of the Year Award of the American Rhododendron Society.
Best Trees for Mid-Atlantic Gardens
Hardy and exquisite-looking trees are important elements in Mid-Atlantic gardens. They are the most permanent and dominant elements in the landscape. There is a tremendous amount of possibilities in terms of trees to pick for your yard
Plant Hardiness, Heat Tolerance and Climate Zones
A plant's performance is governed by many climate-related factors including the length of the growing season, the amount of rainfall, winter lows, summer highs, wind, or humidity.
Fragrant Flowering Trees for Mid-Atlantic Gardens
Choosing a delightfully fragrant tree adds to your overall enjoyment in spring or summer when its scent hangs beautifully in the air.
Great Shrubs for Shady Gardens in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Shade gardens can appear like a planting challenge for some gardeners. They might not be aware of the wide variety of gorgeous shade-loving plants that will thrive in filtered light or deep shade.
Beautiful Hydrangeas for the Mid-Atlantic Region
Deservedly popular, Hydrangeas are easy-care, long-lived, deciduous shrubs with magnificent flowers which show off in gardens, containers or in vases around our living areas. Amazingly versatile, Hydrangeas bloom throughout summer and into fall, providing long-lasting color when many shrubs are already fading. The following is a list of Hydrangeas recognized as proven performers in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Best Flowering Crabapples for the Mid-Atlantic Region
Crabapples are susceptible to four major diseases (apple scab, fire blight, cedar-apple rust, powder mildew), which can cause early defoliation, disfigurement and weakening of trees. Powdery mildew is a problem in the Middle Atlantic region. Here is a list of varieties and cultivars that consistently perform well in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
All America Rose Selections Winners
All-America Rose Selections (AARS) is a non-profit association founded in 1938 for the purpose of evaluating rose varieties and promoting exceptional roses. For more than 60 years, AARS has been testing roses on the basis of color, form, fragrance, floral impact, habit, vigor, foliage, disease resistance, repeat bloom, aging quality, and novelty.
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