Regional Gardening Guide - Zone 3-4

December 1 to December 31-- Discover what you should be doing right now. Our experts share gardening advice, techniques, news, and ideas to make your garden the best ever.

Here’s what’s happening in your gardening region:

Winter officially arrives in December. Gardens are nestled all snug in their beds and gardeners have visions of next year’s gardens dancing in their heads. Cold weather might drive us indoors but gardening is never far from our thoughts.


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Lisa Colburn is a crazy gardener, great cook and author of The Maine Garden Journal.

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1. A cozy home contains live plants

Make sure your home is decorated with beautiful live plants throughout the holidays and all winter long. Learn to be successful with these favorites:

2. Burpee makes holiday gift-giving for family and friends easy and fun

Wondering what to give people on your list? Burpee’s gift collections will make the choices easy.

  • Foodie's Gift Set, , large
  • Holiday Decoration Gift Set, , large
  • Burpee Heritage Seed Collection, , large

3. Encourage a child’s creativity, imagination and thinking skills - make garden-inspired gifts.

Children love giving gifts they’ve made themselves. Try these fun-filled activities with a special child.

4. Bird watching is a favorite hobby for gardeners and non-gardeners alike

Looking for a new adventure? Growing mushrooms is a not like vegetable gardening. Burpee's mushroom-growing kits make it easy and fun.

  • Bird Seed Holiday Balls , , large
  • Wild Bird Seed Wreath, Spring , , large
  • Wild Bird Seed Garland Sampler, , large

5. Burpee's New 2017 Introductions

Explore Burpee’s New 2017 introductions. Already, people are placing orders for plants! Request a 2017 Burpee catalog today.

  • Agastache, Rosie Posie , , large
  • Strawberry, Delizz , , large
  • Coleus, Inferno , , large