Perennials

Great perennials to choose from, plus how to plant and care for them.

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How to Grow Clematis

MARYLAND Phil Normandy of Brookside Gardens explains how to grow clematis – site conditions and care, including pruning.

Perennial Border Makeover

OREGON Laura/Garden Answer redesigns  her perennial border. Links to things talked about in this video: Prairie Winds® ‘Desert Plains’ Fountain Grass Pennisetum – http://goo.gl/XdShbQ Rock ‘N Grow® ‘Maestro’ Autumn Stonecrop Sedum – http://goo.gl/IvakY2 Anna’s Magic Ball™ Arborvitae – http://goo.gl/hlb9xP Amazing Daisies™ Daisy May® Shasta Daisy – http://goo.gl/HA2KdL Lo & Behold® ‘Blue Chip’ Butterfly Bush – …Read more »

Perennial Border Design

NASHVILLE, TN From WNPT’s Volunteer Gardener.   Designer Troy Marden describes for viewers the perennials at Cheekwood Gardens.

How to Plant Perennials

COLORADO From Tagawa Gardens in the Denver area: Learn how to successfully plant perennials. Perennials are the plants that return each year. Learn more by visiting the Tagawa Gardens Youtube Channel.

Top Tips for Planting Perennials

ENGLAND Lucy Summers, author of  the (Royal Hort Society-endorsed) Greenfingers Guides, shares her top tips for planting perennials to make planting easy and stress-free. EDITOR’S NOTE:  We include this non-North American expert because although she calls the information “a bit silly and a bit basic,” it’s so useful .

How to Plant Perennials

CONNECTICUT By horticulturist Kristin Schleiter for Howdini. *See our “Update on Adding Soil Amendments.” 

How to Prevent Flopping Perennials

NEBRASKA From U. Nebraska-Lincoln’s Backyard Farmer  Nebraska Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd talks about why some plants flop over in the fall and winter and what to do about it.

Coreopsis Plant Facts

From OpenHort.com Images and info about this popular native perennial.

Why Succulents Rot and How to Prevent

ESCONDIDO, CA By Debra Lee Baldwin. Roots that drown are consumed by bacteria and fungus that move upward into the body of the succulent, causing its tissue to collapse. Is this caused by too much rain? Can the plant be saved? The answers may surprise you. Subscribe to Debra Lee Baldwin’s Youtube Channel.

Moving Perennials in Fall or Early Spring

BOSTON, MA Help from horticulturist and meteorologist Dave Epstein of GrowingWisdom.com. Visit his Youtube Channel for lots more excellent videos.

Garden Mums, Symbol of Fall

LOUISIANA STATE U. Chrysanthemums, or ‘garden mums’ as they’re called, are a symbol of fall. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to select mums that can provide nice color for your fall landscape.

Pink Muhly Grass

OKLAHOMA STATE From Oklahoma Gardening: Host Casey Henteges introduces a beautiful ornamental grass that will bring a pop of color to any garden, Muhly Grass.