Road Trips

We're always on the lookout for great articles to help new and experienced gardeners. Please feel free to share any great articles you come across and we'll add them to our site so other members of the North Shore Plant Club can continue to learn more about gardening. Send a link to us at

Title / Author Tags Date
Celebrate 163 Years of Trees in Central Park With These Expert Leaf-peeping Tips
Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure
Road Trips 10/22/21
Brooklyn Bridge Park Wins 2021 Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize
Jared Green, ASLA
Road Trips 10/22/21
Larch Season Is Finally Here
Allison Williams, Seattle Met
Road Trips 10/4/21
Cleveland City Planning Commission approves $300 million ‘CHEERS’ vision for new lakefront park areas on city’s East Side
Steven Litt, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Road Trips 10/1/21
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021: a complete guide
Sarah Wilson, Gardening etc.
Road Trips 8/25/21
NYC’s newest park Little Island finally opens on the Hudson River
Devin Gannon, 6sqft
Road Trips 5/20/21
Lotusland gardens a dedicated stage for over-the-top botanical beauty
Carol Golden, San Diego Union Tribune
Road Trips 5/8/21
Botanic Gardens to Visit in the U.S.
Sherri Ribbey, Garden Gate Magazine
Road Trips
Take a Stroll Around Shelley Johnstone’s Verdant Lake Forest Garden
Tori Mellott and Allie Johnson, Frederic Magazine
Road Trips

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Field-Grown vs. Greenhouse-Grown Plants

Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.

Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.

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