Posts tagged perennials

December 2, 2010

 

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Less Is More: Limiting Elements In Horticultural Design

Japanese garden design is well known for its focus on different shades and textures of foliage, with a minimal use of flowers.

August 12, 2010

 

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Peony Problems: Buds But No Blossoms?

Many of us in the Midwest are planting even more peonies than ever. These easy-care plants do have some problems. One is buds that never develop into blooms.

May 27, 2010

 

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Balloon Flowers

Balloon flowers' petals flare out so that the bottom of the flower is broader than the top and shaped like a bell.

May 20, 2010

 

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Listening to the Iris

In the Midwest, May is the month when our bearded iris bloom, and they are often combined in beds with the multi-petaled peony, another May-flowering perennial.

March 25, 2010

 

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Temperature And Its Effects On Emerging Spring Plants

Freezing temperatures at the end of winter may injure plants that have started growing for Spring.

October 8, 2009

 

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Layering Plants And Adding Texture To A Landscape

Think now about opportunities to layer more plants in your own landscape next year.

September 3, 2009

 

A house surrounded by an imaculate landscape of gardens and shrubbery.

Foundation Plantings

The purpose of foundation plantings is to hide unattractive parts of the foundation of a house from view and to anchor the home to the site.

August 27, 2009

 

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Invasive Sweet Pea

Annual sweet peas are delightfully fragrant and come in a variety of colors. However,...

May 21, 2009

 

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Foliage Contributions: Perennials In Garden Design

Learn how the foliage of perennials contribute to the overall design of your garden.

March 26, 2009

 

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Flower Power

While bulbs provide a lot of flower power in Spring, it is best to accompany them with herbaceous perennials that will outlast bulb foliage.

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