Blog Of All The Plant Profiles

Plant profiles began with descriptions and cultivation information for my favorite plants. It has become a library of profiles for many annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. If you are interested in one particular type of plant, check out Annuals, Shrubs, Trees, Perennials, and Roses .

Starting with this table of perennial flowers, following with blog list of garden plant profiles.

Perennial Flower Articles

Latin Name -
Common Name  |
  Latin Name -
Common Name
Perennial PageA Perennial Garden
IrisIrisMertensiaVirginia Bluebells
Thymus, sp.Lemon ThymeConvallaria majalisLily of the Valley
LiliumLiliesLamiumDead Nettle
ClematisClematis goes by the same nameHostas
Hostas
goes by the same name
Phlox paniculataGarden PhloxIberis SempervirensCandytuft
Phlox subulataCreeping PhloxOenotheraEvening Primrose
Asclepias tuberosaButterfly weedSedum Alboroseum MediovarigatumVariegated Sedum
Platycodon grandflorusBalloon flowerCeratostigma plumbagoidesLeadwort, or Plumbago
Achillea filipendulaYarrowPapaver orientaleOriental poppies
Aquilegia CanadensisColumbineHelleboresChristmas Roses and Lenten Roses
EchinaceaConeflowerCoreopsis verticillataThreadleaf Coreopsis
Achemilla mollisLady's MantleAdenophora confusaLadybells
LavandulaLavenderGalium odoratumSweet Woodruff

Campanula Blues

There are many types of Campanula which are garden worthy plants. They come in a color range of blue, white, pink, and purples. One of the prettiest low growing blue perennials are those of the Campanula family. They are not long lived for me, so I think it is best to...

Small Spring Bulbs, Muscari

Grape Hyacinths Grape Hyacinths, or Muscari spp. as they are more properly known are one of those plants from my childhood memories that have been planted in my gardens as almost a matter of course. Almost always pictured in Spring bulb combinations, they are great...

The Butterfly Bush In My Garden

History Of My Tries With Buddleia I have tried, but the Butterfly Bush will not stay in my garden. I’ve planted several types in a few different places. The newest attempt is a sale plant I bought last month and put into a spot with a raised bed with a little...

Low Growing Summer Perennials

Plants For Front Of The Border A garden is only as fine as its edges” -an old adage What is one of the first things to consider when growing a perennial flower border? Color? That is where most of us begin, but savvy gardeners plan with height uppermost in mind,...

You Will Not Rue Planting Ruta Graveolens

I couldn’t resist punning this unsung herb plant, which takes a back seat to more modern choices of culinary herbs. But the thought is quite serious, Ruta graveolens  -or Rue-  is a very attractive, easy to grow, and useful plant for a garden. It was once used...

Hansa Rose

Introduced by  Netherlands breeder, Schaum & Van Tol, in 1905 I almost didn’t buy it, but I was looking for a tough rose to survive the worst of our Ohio winters, one that had disease resistance and -as always- good fragrance. What is a rose without its...

Heirloom Roses for Your Ohio Garden

This year, 2014, is a good one to discuss hardiness of roses, and additions of Old Roses to your garden, because it has been so frigidly cold. Just because a rose is an heirloom type does not always mean it is hardy enough for your climate. I found that out the hard...

My Ten Favorite Herbs In The Herb Garden

Of all the herbs I have grown over the years, I chose the ten that I like best. Keeping in mind that I love “the growing” more than than the usefulness of herbs, my list is not restricted to culinary herbs. That is not to say I don’t love to harvest,...

Blanc Double de Coubert Rose

Next to Thérèse Bugnet Rose, this is one of the hardiest, loveliest, of the rugosa roses. It has withstood every blast of wind and frozen temperature that the west side of my garden can muster, yet dependably blooms with the purest white, most fragrant blooms. Those...

Is It Time To Prune Your Hydrangeas?

When is it time to prune hydrangeas? That depends most on which type of hydrangea you have. Is it a mophead, an Annabelle hydrangea? A Pee gee? It’s good to know which hydrangea even though most are best pruned in the spring. The quality of that season’s...

Snowdrops for Earliest Spring

Snowdrops So often we overlook the simple, and go for the garish, and we are especially prone to that mistake when choosing spring bulbs. Admittedly, I love the bright yellows, reds, pinks, and blues as much as anyone, but there is something distinctly pleasing about...

Planting A Bare Root Tree

When I bought trees and shrubs from garden catalog orders, often they were shipped as bare root plants. While we are placing the orders, and dreaming of our garden plans on the cusp of Spring, I thought a brush-up on tips that help make those plantings a success would...

Shrubs To Feed The Birds

I am writing this during one of the coldest, longest winters that I can remember in the lifetime I’ve lived in Ohio. It started at Thanksgiving with whiz-bang cold and snow and marched right through December. After a very short respite of January thaw, it dived...

Clematis Vine Marie Boisselet

The purity of the bloom with its simple large star of petals makes Marie Boisselet one of the most pristine of the white clematis varieties. The eight petals are huge and have a clear, shining white color that beams from the vine. It grows to about eight feet, which...

Choosing Your Christmas Tree

Choosing Made Easy With This Evergreen Guide Which are the most popular? It depends on where you live, but folks from all over voted in a poll that compiled a list of the favorites. Here in Ohio, Fraser fir, Canaan fir, Douglas fir, Pine – both Scotch and...

A Simple Medicinal Garden

You can make your own little “physic garden” with plants that can be used as simple remedies for common maladies like headache, colds, or general well being. Would you like to know how? The time to plan a medicinal herbal garden is in winter, the time to...

First Ever, Garden How-To Video by Me

I am experimenting again. Making my first video with the laptop camcorder when I was out planting some of my bulbs. This is beginning level, Spring blooming bulbs 101. Covered in the video: What a tulip bulb looks like, and what to look for when buying your bulbs What...

Clematis Vine Niobe, A Lush Deep Red

The Clematis x ‘Niobe’ brings an unusually rich color to your garden, like the color of ruby velvet. It is one of the more restrained sized vines (unlike some of the wilder ones like the Autumn clematis) and gives a full show of blooms covering the plant...

Cushion Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums Take Center Stage In Autumn In the perennial garden, Chrysanthemums are queen of the fall garden, while the asters are maids of honor. Of all the types of Chrysanthemums (Dendrathema x grandiflora), the cushion types reign in Ohio. Not only for their...

Heirloom Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’

Graceful Japanese Windflower Anemone × hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ is a fall blooming beauty which will add grace to the garden in fall. All the autumn blooming Anemone Japonicas (the old fashioned name for them) are beautiful in my estimation, but this is the one I...

Buddleia Bushes, The Butterfly Magnet

Premier Plant for the Butterfly Garden Buddleia davidii So attractive to butterflies that its common name is “Butterfly Bush”, the group of shrubs bloom throughout the summer and lend a graceful note to the garden. The nectar filled, conical inflorescence...

How To Transplant Peonies

May is the time when Peonies begin to bloom, and we start wondering “How to plant this beautiful plant in MY garden?” Why plant a peony? It is full of fragrant bloom for spring and the foliage remains beautiful all season. This herbaceous plant is offered...

Fancy A Forsythia?

The Forsythia Shrub, Is It For You? It is the season for forsythia in the sun and shadow days of April showers. Mine is blooming full and fair this year, with its shining golden presence in the midst of verdant green of mid-spring. But with Ohio’s late...

How To Train Pyracantha

Pyracantha is a stiff, thorny, strongly upright shrub, and one of the best ways to grow it is as an espalier or trained into an upright shape. Even though older branches can get quite stiff, the plant as a whole is pliable -especially the new growth, so starting early...
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