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Posts tagged perennials

November 12, 2015




Their flowers have two lips, a bit like snapdragon blooms, and there are approximately 250 species in the genus.

October 29, 2015


creeping jenny

Thugs Of The Garden

These so-called thugs are plants that cover the ground so fast that if left to their own devices they eventually crowd out every other plant in a bed.

October 22, 2015



Flowers For Shade

It’s possible to have colorful shade gardens that have a continual sequence of bloom.

October 8, 2015


accent bulbs

Unusual Bulbs That Draw The Eye

Fall is the time to be thinking about next spring and especially which new spring-blooming bulbs to plant.

September 24, 2015




Some speedwells are low growing but most are upright with flower spires of blues, violets, pinks and whites.

September 17, 2015


September planting

September Planting

September 10, 2015


dying plant

False Economy

Late last fall I bought a lot of perennials at the end of October, and not one of them came back this past spring.

August 20, 2015


curlicue sage

Durable Plants

Silver-leaved plants like Artemisia and sage are heat and drought tolerant as well as being unappetizing to deer and rabbits.

May 14, 2015



Deer-Proof Hellebores

Common names for these wonderful plants are Christmas rose or Lenten rose, depending on the species and time of bloom.

April 30, 2015


rose stems

Misleading Myths

As well as wonderful quotations, C. L. Fornari's handy book contains a lot of useful advice.

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