Perennials

Helleborus x hybridus for Spring Blooms

Hellebores, also commonly called Lenten roses, have become very popular with gardeners. I am not sure which comes first. Do gardeners start chatting amongst themselves about plants they love, and hybridizers create more to take advantage of a business opportunity? Or do plant breeders create a marketing buzz with new cultivars and gardeners can’t wait… Continue reading Helleborus x hybridus for Spring Blooms

Garden Maintenance · Perennials

Perennials that Save Water in the Garden

Today is World Water Day, a day designated by the United Nations to focus our attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, Nature for Water, explores nature-based solutions to water challenges. While we can’t, as individuals, plant a forest, reconnect rivers to floodplains, or restore a wetland, there are many things gardeners can… Continue reading Perennials that Save Water in the Garden

Perennials

Award-Winning Perennials for your Garden

June is Perennial Gardening Month. Celebrate by adding some new perennials to the landscape. The Perennial Plant Association helps gardeners make good choices. They have selected the best of the best and presented them in their Perennial Plant of the Year program. The mission of the Perennial Plant Association is to educate everyone from industry… Continue reading Award-Winning Perennials for your Garden

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Plant Early Spring Bloomers for Pollinators

Pollinators and the flowers that attract them live together in a mutually beneficial relationship. Flowers attract pollinators to ensure pollination; pollinators seek out flowers for lunch. After a long winter, the first spring flowers emerge from the soil offering sustenance to early risers. To establish a resident pollinator population in the landscape, provide the earliest… Continue reading Plant Early Spring Bloomers for Pollinators