Perennials

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 »

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.

Coreopsis Plant Facts

From OpenHort.com 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.

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 »

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.

Golden Groundsel (Ragwort)

OKLAHOMA STATE In this episode of Oklahoma Gardening published 4/22/16 Casey Hentges adds color to the landscape with the native plants Groundsel and Woolly Groundsel, also known as Prairie Ragwort.View post Visit Oklahoma State’s website and Youtube channel for more info.

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.

Cutting back Perennials

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Cutting back overgrown perennials makes for a more compact, manageable, and attractive plant. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

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 »

Iris: Low-Maintenance Spring Bloomers

MIDWEST By nationally known gardening expert, author & TV/radio host Melinda Myers. Add various bearded iris to your garden for a long season of bloom. These low maintenance spring bloomers come in a variety of sizes and colors. The miniature dwarf varieties are the first to flower. As the spring progresses, so does the blooming sequence. …Read more »