Perennials

Some Things Never Change – The Relationship between Perennial Garden Design and Maintenance

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Now that the catalogs are arriving and we are starting to dream, it’s time to think about the.

Garden Musings

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How gray can it be? Very gray. If you are a half-empty glass person, it’s a rainy, depressing.

Fall Treasures

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Last weekend, we were in Chicago visiting with friends and attending the Ohio State/Northwestern football game. After a.

A Stroll Through the Garden

September 19, 2019 Gardening, Landscape Design, Perennials
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Design and installation have been the focus of my life for the last few weeks so today, I’m.

Veronicastrum virginicum – Culver’s Root

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A very special perennial, Veronicastrum virginicum is one of the architectural gems of the garden. It stands as.

PPA in Chicago

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For those who don’t know, PPA is the Perennial Plant Association to which I have belonged since 1984..

Astilbe Update

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Astilbe are a mainstay of the shady garden but they will also thrive in full sun if sufficient.

Weeds, Flowers, and Weather

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The erratic nature of the weather is driving all of us gardeners to distraction. What do we do.

Asclepias incarnata – Swamp Milkweed

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Most of the discussion over the past few years about planting milkweed to help migrating Monarch butterflies has.

Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’

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You’ve probably never heard of this perennial but I am here to tell you that you need to.