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Best Flowers For Your New England Garden

When the seasons change in New England, and winter finally fades into spring, it’s time to think about beautifying your yard. A visit to the local nursery can be overwhelming, with so many beautiful blooms to choose. Gardening expert and CBS Boston contributor Mark Saidnawey of Pemberton Farms in Cambridge weighed in with his top recommendations. (Credit: AP)
Best Flowers For Your New England Garden When the seasons change in New England, and winter finally fades into spring, it’s time to think about beautifying your yard. A visit to the local nursery can be overwhelming, with so many beautiful blooms to choose. Gardening expert and CBS Boston contributor Mark Saidnawey of Pemberton Farms in Cambridge weighed in with his top recommendations. (Credit: AP)
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Annuals: Impatiens
These beauties produce flowers from early summer all the way up until the first frost. Choose from shade loving varieties or New Guinea Impatiens for part to full sun.
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Annuals: Pansies
Don’t dig them up when they wilt. These flowers make a second appearance in the fall, for great September to November color.
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Annuals: Calibrachoa
Also known as "Million Bells," they’re a great trailing flower.
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Annuals: Coleus
Perfect for both sun and shade, you can choose from a wide assortment of colors.
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Annuals: Salvia
Shades of blue, white, pink and purple will prove to be perfect accents for your gardens.
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Perennials: Echinacea
Perennials: Echinacea
These big "cone flowers" bloom from early to late summer. Botanists have been able to engineer a whole bunch of new colors and varieties.
Perennials: Sedum, Hen and Chicks
Perennials: Sedum, Hen and Chicks
These are great for a rock garden. They stand up well in strong sunlight and are generally drought tolerant.
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Perennials: Hemerocallis (Day Lilies)
They put on a gorgeous show. Treasure them while they’re in bloom, because they typically only last a day or so, hence the nickname.
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Perennials: Heuchera (Coral Bells)
These are great for sun or shade and come in a number of new colors and varieties.
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Perennials: Ornamental grasses
They come in brown, blue, red, green, cream, and multi-color. They serve as a great long-lasting accent.
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