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Posts tagged perennials

May 14, 2015

 

hellebores

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.

October 2, 2014

 

dogbane

Dogbane

In my Midwestern garden amsonia's yellow foliage (not shown in this picture) is a welcome accent in the late autumn landscape.

May 22, 2014

 

swallowtails

Swallowtails

Adult butterflies linger in our gardens longer when we have the types of plants on which they can lay their eggs.

May 15, 2014

 

baby mums

Baby Mums

The best time to plant chrysanthemums is now...in the spring!

December 5, 2013

 

false sunflower

False Sunflowers

Commonly called false sunflowers, all heliopsis plants are North American wildflowers, and they make excellent cut flowers.

November 28, 2013

 

euphorbia

The Euphorbia Species

Herbaceous perennials that can exist with minimal water include artemisia, coreopsis, sedum, yarrow, yucca and the euphorbia species.

October 24, 2013

 

blue scilla

Blue

I am planting more of the tiny blue scilla bulbs this year...

October 17, 2013

 

shade

Cool Shade

Site each plant in a spot that fits its requirements for sun or shade, as the correct location is crucial to long-term success!

September 12, 2013

 

anemones

Japanese Anemone Colonies

Japanese anemones have nice foliage that stifles weeds...and they seem intent on garden domination!

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