Posts tagged butterfly weed

April 12, 2012

 

coneflowers

Preparing For August Blooms: Top Midwestern Perennials

A list of the plants that carry my garden through the tough days of August.

April 5, 2012

 

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It’s Time To Divide And Move Perennials

Your summer and fall gardens will reflect your April efforts. This is our time to move things while they are still small.

November 17, 2011

 

Creating A Thanksgiving Centerpiece With Texture

The majority of items for your table centerpiece can be scrounged from the garden and yard.

February 10, 2011

 

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Tap Roots: The Deeper The Better For Drought Tolerance

It is hard to transplant plants with taproots, so look for small new plants or offsets near an established plant and dig a deep circle around them.

September 30, 2010

 

crepe myrtle

“Survivor Plants” Remain Elegant Even In Hot, Dry Weather

Natives with long tap roots like the bright orange butterfly weed are completely unfazed by the heat, as are shrubs like crepe myrtle and caryopteris.

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