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Posts tagged perennials

December 10, 2015

 

garden bed design, unification

Accidental Unification

I have a number of plants that, when in bloom, are repeated throughout the garden...

December 3, 2015

 

combinations of colors

Combinations

Color combinations can make plant neighbors “pop” and show us that more of the one thing is not always better.

November 12, 2015

 

penstemons

Penstemons

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

 

bloodroot

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

 

speedwell

Speedwells

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

Now is the perfect time to walk around your yard and find spaces that need more color or interest at this time of the year.

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.

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