Category Archives: Perennials

The Scented Jasmine

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This creeping, mat forming perennial looks almost like a strawberry plant; with flowers and all. E. linifolium 'Variegata' - Similar to 'Bowle's Mauve' with striking variegated foliage. Prefers full sun to partial shade. 24 in. (Zone 3) Violet, beardless flowers appear in mid-spring. Blooms in spring and re-blooms summer into fall. Many people get hosta from neighbors with extra plants but often times much nicer varieties are available. More » Joe-pye weed is great for the back of your garden beds, where at nearly 6 feet in height, it will tower over lesser perennials.

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The African Violet Handbook

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Cuts well, deer resistent, hardy to zone 5. They’re a great cut flower, too — just be sure to leave some for the bees and butterflies. Herbs also work well in fairy gardens by adding texture and color while providing scent and taste to your garden. After a long search, I finally identified it with the help of people through the internet. Large soft yellow flowers on a spike carried clear of the leaves appear with the new foliage in June. Along the Lewes Road the verges have been machine planted with bulbs in what is called ‘river’ planting, creating dramatic naturalistic swathes of daffodils, muscari or alliums.

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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden:.

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They are found in two main areas of the northern hemisphere – the Mediterranean, where four species grow in light woodland and shady, rocky places, and temperate eastern Asia, where they grow in similar situations to the western group but require more shade and moisture (33 species come from China, four from Japan and one from Kashmir). Flowers are deep violet-blue and retain their frangrance even when dry.

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Perennials For Every Purpose: Choose the Plants You Need for

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An easy way to add beauty and grace to your garden is to include Astilbe Fanal, an attractive summer flowering plant with plume like blooms. However if you buy yours in the fall, try and get them in the ground ASAP. So exercise care in choosing plants well adapted for your particular area. Zone 4. verticilata ‘Creme Caramel’ New Similar in habit and bloom to ‘Sienna Sunset’ except with flowers that are a richer shade of terra-cotta.

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Waterlilies and Lotuses: Species, Cultivars, and New Hybrids

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Wayside has always shipped very nice plants with a 100% survival rate. It’s recommended that you develop a habit of creating deep soil preparation methods to attain healthy perennial gardens. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations.

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Dirt: The Lowdown on Growing a Garden with Style

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This striking plant likes a sunny spot in well drained soil. The outer petals are rose-red with reflexed tips. Well branched stems are gracefully arched over glossy, green foliage.... Trim spent flower stems back to the top of foliage. However if you buy yours in the fall, try and get them in the ground ASAP. Flowers emerge from a pink bud and fade to white then age to a strong dusky pink on the exterior. Toad lily prefers part shade and moist, well-drained soils high in organic matter.

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Perennial All-Stars: The 150 Best Perennials for

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For over 20 years, Flowers has been devoted to and inspired by Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast with a strong commitment to purity and terroir. A nice chocolatey brown selection of this species. To better protect your plants you can grow them in a controlled environment such as the OGrow Deluxe Walk-In 3 Tier 6 Shelf Portable Greenhouse which will give your plants protection from insects, animals, and inclement weather.

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Creating a Perennial Garden in the Midwest

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Bright orange flowers in early summer are followed by seedpods later on. Large pure white double flowers make this a sought after strain. Astra series balloon flowers thrive in part sun or light shade. This 1- to 2-footer is covered with small daisylike flowers for months in the late season. Perennial flowers are more or less like shrubs and bushes in their growth habit. In fact, the running joke is that the perfect perennial would be one that blooms all summer like an annual, does not need deadheading or staking, has no pests and can handle both sun and shade, drought and wet.

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Perennial Gardening (Meredith National Media Group)

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At Canning Perennials this is still a very popular perennial. This plant is a low-growing perennial ground cover for full sun. Deep blue flowers with yellow centers packed in tight, round ball shaped heads. A new hybrid from Germany and part of the Spring Promise collection. Water thoroughly after placing the plants to settle them in. Cut off lots of the lavender stems, tie them together with a pretty ribbon and you have a wonderful, fragrant bunch of flowers.

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The Encyclopedia of Dahlias

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Plan to irrigate them from the beginning. Silvery Cinquefoil sends up yellow flowers and leaves on separate stalks and spreads by runners. Holds its color better than most cone flowers. 32 � high with masses of pumpkin-orange flowers on branched stems from late June to frost lighting up the garden. In my cooler summer, the thickly textured leaves stay all season, and form a dense mat to make a good groundcover. Each very lacy petal is splashed with varying amounts of pink and white.

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