Perennials

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

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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 »

5 Tips for Planting a New Flower Bed

EASTERN OREGON by Laura with Garden Answer Ginger Wine™ Ninebark – https://bit.ly/2v2RU2k ‘Stand by Me’ Bush Clematis – http://bit.ly/2v2gJLZ Orange Smoothie’ Daylily – http://bit.ly/2va4jSr Kangaroo Popup Bag – https://amzn.to/2JzerXJ Loppers – https://amzn.to/2GMCvc6 Drip Tubing – https://amzn.to/2v6nGeK Shovel – https://amzn.to/2EymlNn Espoma BioTone – https://amzn.to/2EyE07B Mulch…don’t stress about what kind. 😉 🌿MORE LINKS🌿 Video Gear we Use – https://goo.gl/iebNUw Favorite Garden Tools – https://goo.gl/nbYXZD Favorite Containers – https://goo.gl/cwR8wY …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.

Armitage on Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)

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

Coreopsis Plant Facts

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

Armitage on Joe Pye Weed

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

Making Garden Mosaics: Underplanting Trees and Shrubs

UPSTATE NEW YORK From Away to Garden and The Backyard Parables” by Margaret Roach, how to underplant trees and shrubs with perennials and bulbs for shade.

How to Grow Clematis

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

How to Grow Baptisia australis – Blue False Indigo

NEW HAVEN, CT From Eric Larson, director of Yale’s Marsh Botanical Garden, for Garden Clips.  Enjoy many more videos at Garden Clips on Youtube. I first came across Baptisia australis – Blue False Indigo when I was taking care of the garden at Liberty Hall, a historic home in Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky. This stately …Read more »

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 Plant Perennials

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

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 »