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Northeast Gardening

Grow colorful trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals in the Northeast.

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Jane Milliman studied horticulture at the State University of New York-Finger Lakes. She is currently the publisher of the Upstate Gardeners' Journal, which she founded in 1995, and president of the Rochester Civic Garden Center. Jane is also the garden columnist for Rochester’s Democrat & Chronicle newspaper and a freelance garden writer and photographer. Jane grew up in Maine, where her family still resides, and now lives and gardens in upstate New York.

Northeast Gardening: Prune Now to Avoid Costly Problems Later

A little corrective pruning now can save a lot of money later. Train trees to look their best and grow their strongest.

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Northeast Gardening: Roses are Easier to Grow Than You Think

Roses are a favorite plant in many Northeast gardens. See why they’re so easy and satisfying to grow.

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Northeast Gardening: Dreaming of Spring … and Roses

Dreaming of roses and restoring order to her garden helps Lowe’s Northeast gardening expert weather the winter blues.

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Northeast Gardening: The Forgiving Nature of Gardens

Lowe’s Northeast Gardening Expert Irene Virag passes along words of wisdom from a cherished garden mentor.

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Northeast Gardening: Glorious Grasses

Lowe’s Northeast gardening expert shares some thoughts on a few of the season’s standout ornamental grasses.

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Northeast Gardening: Keep Growing Through Fall

Lowe’s Northeast gardening expert offers suggestions for extending the season for vegetable beds and flower borders.

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Northeast Gardening: Fall Fashions for Your Containers

Lowe’s Northeast region gardening contributor explains how to get your containers in style for fall.

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Northeast Gardening: Tending Your Turf

Lowe’s Northeast region gardening contributor offers suggestions on how to keep your grass green and growing.

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Northeast Gardening: Sustainable Roses

Lowe’s Northeast gardening expert Irene Virag visits Long Island’s only Earth-Kind rose trial garden and finds it a blooming success.

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Northeast Gardening: Thrifty Facelift for a Potting Bench

See how you can give an inexpensive makeover to a workaday potting bench. Lowe’s Northeast gardening contributor shows how.

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Northeast Gardening: What Shrubs Can Do for Your Garden

Lowe’s Northeast region garden expert praises the versatility and virtues of shrubs.

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Northeast Gardening: Plants That Take the Heat

Lowe’s Northeast region garden expert shines the light on sun-worshipping plants for hot times in the garden.

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Northeast Gardening: Shedding Light on Dry Shade

A neglected woodland garden sheds light on the types of plants that prosper in dry shade.

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Northeast Gardening: Covering Ground

Lowe’s Northeast region gardening expert looks at the garden from the ground up and finds plants that fill in nicely and look good too.

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Northeast Gardening: Beyond Impatiens

Lowe’s Northeast gardening contributor gives the lowdown on what’s plaguing impatiens, and how to brighten the season without America’s favorite annual.

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Northeast Gardening: Potting Up The Patio

Lowe’s Northeast gardening contributor shares some strategies for decorating a patio with pots.

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Northeast Gardening: Slugs in the Garden

Lowe’s Northeast gardening contributor offers advice for slaying the spineless slimeballs called slugs.

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Northeast Gardening: Spring Symphony of Flowers

Favorite spring flowers? Lowe’s Northeast gardening contributor Irene Virag has a few recommendations to share.

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Northeast Gardening: Squirrel Solutions for the Northeast

Squirrels love tulip bulbs. Lowe’s Northeast garden expert Irene Virag offers suggestions for keeping the furry freeloaders at bay.

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Northeast Gardening: In Sync with Nature

Cultivate a garden that’s in tune with the environment. Here are some tips from Lowe’s Northeast gardening contributor.

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Northeast Gardening: Spring Cleaning Time

Spring cleaning isn’t restricted to the house; it also has its place in the garden. Here’s what Lowe’s Northeast region contributor recommends.

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Northeast Gardening: Small Vegetable Gardens that Grow Big Results

Lowe’s Northeast Gardening Expert Irene Virag shows how small vegetable gardens can yield big rewards.

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Northeast Gardening: Houseplants Chase Away the Chill

Lowe’s Northeast gardening contributor Irene Virag shares the way houseplants are her cure for the wintertime blues.

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Northeast Gardening: Smart Gardening Pays Off

Smart gardening pays off! Lowe's Northeast garden expert Irene Virag suggests five ways to garden smart in 2013.

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Northeast Gardening: Seasonal Changes in a Northeast Garden

Lowe’s Northeast garden expert celebrates the seasons in her Long Island garden, appreciating what each season brings with it.

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Northeast Gardening: An Elegant Evergreen Container

Wondering what to put in your planters this spring that look good all season? Irene Virag offers an evergreen suggestion for the Northeast region.

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Northeast Gardening: Gardening Calendar

Wondering what gardening tasks to do and when to do them? Northeast gardening expert Irene Virag shares her to-do list.

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Northeast Gardening: My Organic Kitchen Garden

Lowe's Northeast regional gardening expert Irene Virag shares the joy of cooking from her organic kitchen garden--and a recipe for homegrown ratatouille.

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Northeast Gardening: Sustainable Garden Tips

Go for the green this season. Lowe's Northeast regional gardening expert Irene Virag offers five principles to guide you along the sustainable garden path.

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