Perennials

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

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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.

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.

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: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Follow @SunsetMag on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SunsetMag Find Sunset on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SunsetMagazine

Asters

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

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 »

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 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 »

Will Fall Mums Last through the Winter?

KANSAS STATE EXTENSION When the summer temperatures start to fade and fall arrives, our attention turns to autumn decorating. One of the centerpieces is the flowering mum. Mums add lots of color to the garden bed or front porch. But, will they last through the winter? Produced by the Department of Communications at Kansas State …Read more »

Prairie Grasses

U. NEBRASKA LINCOLN UNL Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd discusses the proper way to view the prairie and how it can be incorporated into a home landscape. Visit UNL’s Backyard Farmer website and Youtube Channel for more info.

How to Dead-head Perennials

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION: When your perennial blooms start to fade, deadheading can help clean up your garden. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Why Succulents Rot and How to Prevent

ESCONDIDO, CA By Debra Lee Baldwin. Roots that drown are consumed by bacteria and fungus that move upward into the body of the succulent, causing its tissue to collapse. Is this caused by too much rain? Can the plant be saved? The answers may surprise you. Subscribe to Debra Lee Baldwin’s 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.