At a time when most plants are preparing for winter, these easy-to-grow perennials add glorious, long-blooming, and colorful flowers in the fall landscape, extending the gardening season through Autumn.Continue reading
Tired of the same old mums, black-eyed Susans, and orange daylilies? Plant breeders have been hard at work developing lots of new perennial flowers that bloom longer, come in new colors, and grow sturdier than past versions.Continue reading
What gardeners do in the early spring landscape will have a big impact on the rest of the season. Here is a comprehensive guide to help you start your garden on the right path this spring.Continue reading
New plant varieties are usually bred for longer bloom time, new colors, compact size, pest and disease resistance, or improved cold hardiness. These are attractive qualities many gardeners gravitate toward during plant selection. An often overlooked trait, however, is fragrance.Continue reading
Many plants have preferences about where they make their home. Before you venture to the garden center, weigh your ideas against the space you expect to plant in. The successful plant will suit the environment your home and landscape offer.Continue reading
Most gardeners know about the two main ways to start seeds: either plant them directly into the soil, or start them early indoors to and transplant later. Much less familiar is “winter sowing” – starting seeds early outdoors with just enough protection to allow germination.Continue reading
Catmint, an aromatice plant with gray-green foliage and beautiful lavender blue flowers, was named Perennial of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association. Catmint is low maintenance, long-blooming and disease and insect resistent.