Growing a north country garden: Local professionals offer tips for best results

Timothy Widrick of Zehr's Flowers and Landscaping, Castorland, pulls a shrub out of the ground at a landscaping job in Lowville. Photo by Amanda Morrison.

Planting and maintaining a garden and keeping landscaping lush in the north country is always tricky. Various factors, including late frosts in May and blazing sun and dry soil as early as June, can mean a rocky start to any planting season.

As signs of spring start sprouting, local greenhouses and nurseries become overrun with questioning patrons, wondering what bushes and trees thrive in a cold north country climate and what flowers can be planted in early spring for a summer’s worth of color.

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