Tag: perennials

Bedding Plants That Defy Seasons

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UNITED STATES—Bedding plants that go into the garden in spring are generally warm season or summer annuals. They should perform through summer until the...

Bulb-Like Perennials For Next Summer

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UNITED STATES—Like something of bad science fiction, they are back. The earliest of spring bulbs and bulb-like perennials that were so discourteously buried in...

Division Renovates Tired Old Perennials

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is a time for planting partly because it is when many plants are beginning their winter dormancy. They are, or will soon...

Ferns Are Delightful Without Bloom

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UNITED STATES—Many of the most popular plants are expected to bloom to add color and fragrance to the garden. Many others are grown to...

Docile Annual And Perennial Vines

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UNITED STATES—Most of the familiar vines really are exploitative bullies. They shade the same trees and shrubs that they climb for support. Some will...

Summer Perennials Are Now Blooming

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UNITED STATES—Are warm season annuals really the most colorful flowers for summer? Perhaps. They have their limits though. They are also very demanding. They...

Deadheading Promotes And Prolongs Bloom

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UNITED STATES—April showers bring May flowers. May flowers make a mess. Well, some of them do. Most simply disintegrate and fall from the trees,...

Some Annuals Are Really Perennials

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UNITED STATES—Annuals are plants that complete their entire life cycle from germination to death within a single year. Biennials complete their entire life cycle...

What Bulbs Do After Bloom

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UNITED STATES—Narcissus, daffodil, freesia, snowdrop, snowflake, grape hyacinth, various iris and most other early spring blooming bulbs and bulb like plants should be perennials....

Bulbs Are Not Finished Yet

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UNITED STATES—It was easy to forget about spring bulbs after they went into the ground so unceremoniously last autumn. They got buried without so...

Get Perennials Ready For Winter

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UNITED STATES—Dilemmas are common in gardening. Should summer vegetables that are still producing be removed so that winter vegetables can get started on time?...

Propagation Of Perennials By Division

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is for more than planting. It is when most of the aggressive pruning gets stared. It might be the best time to...

Where The Green Ferns Grow

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UNITED STATES—The list of what ferns will not do is more noteworthy than the list of what they will do. They do not bloom...

Bulbs Foliage Lingers After Bloom

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UNITED STATES—Daffodils, freesias, lilies, snowdrops and the various early spring blooming bulbs and bulb like perennials will be finishing soon if they have not...

Annuals Just Might Be Perennials

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UNITED STATES—Annuals come and annuals go. There are cool season annuals for winter. There are warm season annuals for summer. Really though, there are...

Perennials Can Divide And Conquer

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UNITED STATES—Along with all the bare root fruit trees, roses and cane berries, nurseries also stock bare root perennials like strawberries, asparagus, horseradish and...

Bulbs Are Not Finished Yet

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UNITED STATES—It might seem creepy to think about what spring bulbs are doing right now out in the garden. Like victims of a horror...

Fall For Spring Bulbs Now

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UNITED STATES—They are certainly not much to look at now. They are even less interesting once buried out of sight in the garden. The...

Recycle And Repurpose Overgrown Perennials

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UNITED STATES—Just like anything else that gets planted in the garden, new perennials seem to be so cute and innocent. They get even better...

Try Some Unconventional Cut Flowers

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UNITED STATES—There is nothing like growing our own; whether vegetables, fruit or cut flowers. Most fruit and vegetables are grown to be eaten, so...
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