Category Archives for perennials

Perennial Borders: Spring Tasks

Spring Cleanup for Perennial Borders Spring is a good time to rejuvenate your perennial borders and gardens. If you’re at all like me, you enjoy the thought of getting out in the cool but pleasant

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How to Divide Day Lilies

What are Day Lilies? If you’re looking for a drought resistant, long lived, hardy  and easy to care for perennial to solve some of your landscaping problems, then day lilies (Hemerocallis spp)

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Oriental Poppies – a Garden Favorite

Jazz up your garden with oriental poppies In my morning and evening walks, I’ve been noticing multitudes of oriental poppies adding vivid splashes of color to many gardens and public parks. Here

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Hens and Chicks – A Surprising Twist

For the first time this spring, my pot of hens and chicks – Sempervivum tectorum – has decided to flower! A complete surprise to me, and it’s been fascinating watching the flower stalk

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Plant Vibrant Primulas for Early Spring Color

The arrival of early primroses in the garden centers or peeking through the last snow is a sign that spring really has arrived. Even the name primula, derived from the Latin primus meaning first, affirms

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