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:


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Your Regional reporter

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

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1.) Tis’ the season!

1. Think of the gardener on your list.

2.) Amaryllis blooms brighten a winter windowsill.

2. Long-lived amaryllis bulbs are easy-care houseplants.

  • Cybister Amaryllis, Sweet Lillian, , large
  • Amaryllis, Rosalie, , large
  • Amaryllis, Naranja, , large

3.) Focus on houseplants.

3. Enjoy the beauty of nature all year long.

4.) Try something new to you in 2020

4. Discover Burpee’s new, exclusive introductions:

  • New Vegetables
    New Vegetables
    Burpee's new for 2018 vegetable seeds and plants including tomatoes, peppers, squash and more.
  • New Flowers
    New Flowers
    Burpee's new flower seeds and plants including a tri-color impatiens, flaming sunflower and more.
  • New Perennials
    New Perennials
    New for 2018, Burpee's new plants include summer flowering, deer resistant, cold tolerant, shade and sun perennials that ship at proper time for your growing zone.

5.) Ideas to make gift-giving easy

5. Burpee has gift ideas for new or experienced gardeners:

  • Garden Tools - Burpee Garden Tools Essentials Set ( 3), , large
  • British Bloom Indoor Watering Can, , large
  • Gift Card, , large