Heuchera, Native Perennial for Shade

Heuchera, Native Perennial for Shade

From a supporting actor in dappled shade gardens to the bright star of foliage effects, Heuchera has come a long way with many cultivars now available that are mostly grown for their showy and colorful leaves. Contents The Look The Needs Gardening Tips Fun Facts When...

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Grow Spectacular Clematis This Year

Grow Spectacular Clematis This Year

This is something of a guide to choosing some spectacular Clematis varieties, and tips on how to grow them well. For further, detailed information on planting or pruning them, Follow links to other pages on this site about the showy, clambering Clematis Big Beautiful...

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Spring Flowering Spireas

Spring Flowering Spireas

If you enjoyed reading about the five choice shrubs for small gardens, no doubt the Spirea bushes stood out as some of the easiest to grow. They are the quiet supporters of the garden most of the season, but during spring they can really stand out. Spring flowering...

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How To Grow and Propagate Lovely Lilacs

How To Grow and Propagate Lovely Lilacs

Lilacs are beloved old fashioned flowering shrubs grown for their fragrance. Lilac plants come in colors ranging from white to pink, and rich purples, as well as its namesake hue. Syringa vulgaris lent its common name, "lilac", to a tint of purple that is warmed by...

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5 Outstanding Shrubs for Small Spaces

5 Outstanding Shrubs for Small Spaces

Planning A Small Garden: Shrubs You Will Love What makes a shrub qualify as "best small shrub" for your garden? Compact dimensions, for sure, but to add that "certain something", exciting bloom or all season interest certainly factors into the equation. For those who...

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Making An Herb Garden In Your Front Yard

Making An Herb Garden In Your Front Yard

Perhaps you are new to this site and haven't read my articles on making an herb garden, or perhaps you have been growing this kind of features for awhile and are looking for more information and new ideas. Growing a front yard herb garden is a natural extension of...

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10 Low Maintenance Perennials

10 Low Maintenance Perennials

Make Life Easier with Low Maintenance Perennial Plantings Everyone needs a list of easy to grow perennials to grow in their gardens. Even if you pride yourself on being able to pepper your landscape with plants that need coddling and are rarities, the low maintenance...

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My Favorite Minor Flowering Bulbs for Spring

My Favorite Minor Flowering Bulbs for Spring

The Minor Flowering Bulbs I Love Along with a few stories One of the first things I wrote about for this site centered on the small, or minor, bulbs. Read it here, with the names, descriptions, and my comments on those I've grown. I wanted to further point out some of...

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An Herb With Savory Flavor

An Herb With Savory Flavor

A word that makes your mouth water: Savory. It names this herb plant used to flavor stuffings and roasts. Satureja has a fairly strong and peppery taste, it is mainly added to slow cooked stew and best known for pairing with beans. Easy to grow, an annual type is...

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Growing the Best Ornamental Bushes with Berries

Growing the Best Ornamental Bushes with Berries

Most of thoughts about ornamental bushes gravitate towards those which bloom in the spring. We are in love with the flowers of spring, their fragrance and color. Some shrubs are even iconic of the beginning of our gardening season: lilacs, forsythias, witch hazels....

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Late Summer Favorites of the Daisy Family

Late Summer Favorites of the Daisy Family

The Daisy family of flowers is one of the largest. Asteraceae or Compositae is named for the feature of their flower heads, a composite of individual flowers. Every season has numerous examples of this iconic flower form, and I am highlighting my garden favorites for...

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20 Easy Perennials To Multiply By Division

20 Easy Perennials To Multiply By Division

If you need more perennial plants, but must curtail your budget, learning to multiply plants that thrive with division is the answer for you. Many plants are easy to divide, and often require it. Some can be divided into many smaller plants when buying the initial...

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Specie Tulips Are Picture-Perfect in Miniature Gardens

Specie Tulips Are Picture-Perfect in Miniature Gardens

Discover Wildling Tulips The specie tulips have a charm all their own, with the small size, but tough constitution of plants that grow in the wild. Tulipa polychroma is an example of the delicacy of the flower and form of the species class. Grown in pots makes them...

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Daisy Favorites of Summer

Daisy Favorites of Summer

The Daisy family of flowers is one of the largest. Asteraceae or Compositae is named for the feature of their flower heads, a composite of individual flowers. Every season has numerous examples of this iconic flower form, and I am going to highlight my garden...

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Ephemerals in the Garden

Ephemerals in the Garden

Some of my flower favorites are ephemerals- fleeting flowers that grace a garden and then disappear into the ground to wait until the next year. Oriental poppies, Bleeding Hearts, Virginia Bluebells, Wildflowers of all sorts are among the numbers of perennials termed...

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How to Grow Tall Garden Phlox for a Late Summer Garden

How to Grow Tall Garden Phlox for a Late Summer Garden

Most of the garden phlox are Phlox paniculata, although P. carolina 'Miss Lingard' is a good perennial for part-sun areas. These flowers are a stalwart in my estimation. I mean, by that, that this plant has good presence with showy bloom which dominate their time of...

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Specie Tulips, The Botanicals

Specie Tulips, The Botanicals

Tulipa Division 15 Ideal for Naturalizing Want something different blooming in the bulb garden? Or do you just love dainty little plants? Grow some of the wild botanical bulbs, better known as specie tulips. Specie tulips are sold in the fall as bulbs, just like their...

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