It's also a good idea to amend heavy clay soil by mixing in sand and vegetative matter.
Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.
Newly situated plants need more frequent watering than established plants.
Tips for planting or transplanting perennials in the fall.
After heavy or prolonged rain, we gardeners venture outdoors and revel in how refreshed the plants look and how easily weeds can be extracted from the soil.
Learn about "true" botanical art on this Focus on Flowers.
Here are some perennial ideas that will add bright touches of color to your shade garden.
The Vinca minor, also known as common periwinkle, is best known for being an easy ground cover with periwinkle blue flowers in spring.