Perennials

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

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Japanese Anemone Plant Profile

SILVER SPRING, MD By Kathy Jentz, editor of Washington Gardener Magazine Commonly known as Japanese Anemones — they actually come from China — the fall blooming anemones found in our gardens are usually hybrids of these three Asian species: A. hupehensis, A. tomentosa, and A. vitifolia. Anemones are often known as windflowers, because the genus …Read more »

So Many Goldenrods, So Little Time

ILLINOIS By botanist Matt Candeias  at In Defense of Plants Nothing says late summer quite like the blooming of the goldenrods. These conspicuous members of the aster family get a bad rap because many folks blame them for causing hay fever. This is simply not true! In this video we take a closer look at …Read more »

How to Choose the Best Ground Cover Plants for Shade

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS, with Stephen Orr, Editor-in-Chief Published on Aug 18, 2017 Make the most of the space at the root of your trees. These perennials will keep coming back year after year. Subscribe to the Better Homes and Gardens Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Official Better Homes and Gardens Website: http://www.bhg.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mybhg Twitter: http://twitter.com/bhg Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bhg/ GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/1147004017995… Instagram: http://instagram.com/betterhomesandga…

5 Surprising Ways to Landscape with Ornamental Grasses

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Ornamental grasses are tough and long-lasting. See five ways to let their beauty add color and texture to your garden. Subscribe to the Better Homes and Gardens Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Official Better Homes and Gardens Website: http://www.bhg.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mybhg Twitter: http://twitter.com/bhg Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bhg/ GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/1147004017995… Instagram: http://instagram.com/betterhomesandga…

Cutting Back Perennials

EASTERN OREGON Garden Answer’s Laura LeBoutillier. Follow us Here: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gardenanswer Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/gardenanswer Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gardenanswer Email: contact@gardenanswer.com Send Mail To – 580 S Oregon St, Ontario, Oregon 97914 Brands we partner with: http://www.gardenanswer.com/partners

Summer Power Perennials with Kelly Norris

DES MOINES, IA By Better Homes and Gardens with Kelly Norris of the Des Moines Botanical Garden. Learn the best perennials for scorching summer days — including colorful flowers that last into fall. Subscribe to the Better Homes and Gardens Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Official Better Homes and Gardens Website: http://www.bhg.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mybhg Twitter: http://twitter.com/bhg Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bhg/ …Read more »

Deadheading – How and Why

Mississippi State Extension By horticulturist Dr. Gary “Garcia” Bachman. Subscribe to the Miss State Extension Youtube Channel. Transcript: To borrow a phrase, “I’m all about easy” when comes to maintaining the landscape, especially in the summer season. But this time of year there is one garden chore that helps to keep many flowering plants looking …Read more »

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 .