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Posts tagged perennials

September 15, 2016


Hydrangea paniculata

Hydrangea Heaven

Some of their names are almost as lovely as the flowers themselves!

July 7, 2016


yellow oxeye daisies with dark center

Rudbeckia Hirta

Black-eyed Susans multiply quickly, which can be a blessing, or a curse.

June 23, 2016


a man raking leaves under a tree


Keeping a garden presentable across all seasons of the year requires an eagle eye, and considerable commitment of time and energy.

June 16, 2016


kniphofia flower and blue sky

Vertical Accents: Create Exclamation Points In A Border

There are many mounding plants, but they need to be interspersed in a garden with some vertical accents.

May 19, 2016



Picturesque Corydalis

In my zone 5 garden, Corydalis has self-sown in a rock wall and down cracks in the side of a set of cement stairs...

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


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

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.

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