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 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.

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 Divide Hostas

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION With Greg Stack, Extension Horticulturist. Perennials such as hosta should be divided every few years, especially when the center of the plant starts to thin. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

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:… Official Better Homes and Gardens Website: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: GooglePlus:… Instagram:…

How to Plant Dahlias

SUNSET MAGAZINE Garden editor Lauren Dunec Hoang shows you how to plant dahlias, a beautiful and versatile flower that will add cheer to your garden. Subscribe to Sunset’s channel:… Follow @SunsetMag on Twitter: Find Sunset on Facebook:

Less Thirsty Perennials

OREGON From Al’s Garden Center (locations in Woodburn, Sherwood and Gresham). Lots more videos at the Al’s Garden Center Youtube Channel.

Growing Coneflowers Successfully

ONTARIO, CANADA From Doug Green: Coneflower or Echinacea are one of the best perennial flowers in the garden. The entire family of cone flower or Echinacea loves the open sunny garden. It thrives in drier gardens than most other plants so it is a good plant for that hot, dry spot. Do water it to …Read more »