How to Create Continuous Interest in the Garden

If you’re like most gardeners, you dream of beds filled with perpetually blooming plants that add color and interest to your landscape all year long. Unfortunately, it’s a rare perennial that blooms from the first day of spring through first frost. But with a bit of planning and our seasonal bloom cheat sheet, it’s possible […]

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Selecting Perfect Perennials for your Garden

We all love to save money in the garden. After all, annuals may provide a splash of color in borders, but it’s expensive and time-consuming to create gardens based on short-lived plants. Perennials, however, offer longevity. Plant once, give them a little TLC while they settle in, and then relax and enjoy while they create […]

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4 Perfect Perennial Groundcovers

Do areas of your garden prove challenging? Maybe there’s a steep slope that makes mowing hazardous. Perhaps grass refuses to grow under your favorite tree. Or maybe torrential rain causes erosion along the side of your house. When faced with a tricky garden space, often groundcovers provide a pretty, practical solution! What Is a Groundcover? […]

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4 Fabulous Drought-Tolerant Perennials

When you think about drought-tolerant plants, do you envision an arid landscape filled with rocks, cacti, and succulents? Think again! Many gorgeous gardens include lush layers of colorful blooms and fabulous foliage—but also contain drought-tolerant plants to enhance the garden’s sustainability. After all, as temperatures rise and many regions experience extended droughts, choosing plants that […]

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4 Fabulous Deer-Resistant Perennials

Do you plant for wildlife? If you’re like most gardeners, you love watching hummingbirds pause for a sip of nectar, bees gathering pollen, and butterflies flitting among the flowers. Sometimes, though, adorable garden visitors turn into bullies, destroying beloved plants and wreaking havoc on your landscape. Even if you’re a wildlife advocate, what animals do […]

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10 Top Perennials for a Cutting Garden

Gardeners love beds filled with beautiful blooms, but many of us also adore bringing flowers inside to fill our homes with fragrance and color. While the locally-grown movement inspires fresh food raised in backyard gardens, it also led to the “garden-to-vase” trend—creating pretty, practical cutting gardens filled with seasonal blooms to fill vases throughout the […]

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Blushing Turtle: Where to Plant This Low-Maintenance Geranium

Gardening is a blast, but it’s even more fun when you can keep your plants alive and thriving. That’s why we like introducing you to some of the less fussy varieties—novice gardeners or those with black thumbs can experience the joy of gardening with low-maintenance plants such as the ‘Blushing Turtle’ geranium. With fragrant foliage […]

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Prairie Twilight: Get to know this special perennial

It’s the little things in life that can really brighten it. One of those things is silly flower names, and we have the pleasure of introducing another peculiarly-named bloom to you today! Friends, meet the hardy and intriguing Penstemon (Beard Tongue) ‘Prairie Twilight.’ This spunky, upright flower features pink tubular flowers with white blooms at […]

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Do My Perennials Need Fertilizer?

When it comes to caring for your perennials, you might be wondering if you’ve been skipping a very important step. You’ve heard about fertilizer and know it’s supposed to help boost plants’ growth, but do your plants need it? When it comes to fertilizer, also known as “feeding” your plants, there is actually quite a […]

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Amethyst in Snow: Get to Know This Uniquely-Named Perennial

It’s time for us to delve yet again into the world of uniquely named flowers. If you recall, we previously rounded up our favourite plants with funny names. Then, we introduced you to spurges—another neat plant with a curious name. And now, we’re going to introduce you to another one of our favourite varieties, one […]

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