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Posts tagged perennials

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

 

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...

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