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

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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.

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.


U. NEBRASKA-LINCOLN UNL Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd shows us some great selections of asters for fall color.