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

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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 »

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

Armitage on Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)

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

Dividing Perennials

OKLAHOMA STATE Oklahoma Gardening Host Steve Owens talks about reasons to divide perennial plants and demonstrates how to properly divide and transplant them. Visit Oklahoma State’s website and Youtube channel for more info.

How to Plant Perennials

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

How to Grow Ferns

MASSACHUSETTS: From horticulturist Dave Epstein of Growing Wisdom.  Visit his Youtube Channel for lots more excellent videos.

Armitage on Joe Pye Weed

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

How to Divide Perennials

U. NEBRASKA LINCOLN UNL Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd discusses tips for dividing perennials in the spring. Visit UNL’s Backyard Farmer website and Youtube Channel for more info.

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 .

How to Divide Ornamental Grasses

UTAH STATE U Learn how to divide, replant and pot ornamental grasses. Learn more at the Utah State website and Youtube channel.

Armitage on Coreopsis verticillata

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