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

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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 »

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 »

Tracy’s 50 Plants

PORTLAND, OR From an episode of Garden Time TV, a visit with Tracy DiSabato-Aust to learn about her book “50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants.” This book picks plants that meet a tough list of requirements. That means they will survive in anyone’s garden and flourish. Lots more viewing to be had on the Garden Time TV Youtube Channel.

How to Divide Daylilies

COLORADO STATE U. Luan Aiken discusses how to divide your bulbs and day lilies.

How to Grow Clematis

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

Coreopsis Plant Facts

From Images and info about this popular native perennial.

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.

Armitage on Coreopsis verticillata

ATHENS, GEORGIA By Dr. Allan Armitage,  most recently of the University of Georgia.

How to Divide Perennials

OKLAHOMA STATE Oklahoma Gardening host Kim Toscano talks about reasons to divide perennials, which plants should and should not be divided and how often to divide them as well as signs to looks for. Kim also demonstrates the proper way to go about dividing perennials.  Shown – dividing iris. Visit Oklahoma State’s website and Youtube …Read more »

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.

Baptisia – a Prairie Plant to Consider

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION: U of I Extension Horticulturist Greg Stack talks about baptisia, a native prairie plant that can be used effectively in home landscapes. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Low Plants For Dry Areas

BOSTON AREA by Dave Epstein of Growing Wisdom Growing Wisdom garden videos will help you with all your gardening needs. Come back every week for our latest tips on what to do in your yard.