I grew somewhere around 1600-1800 varieties of perennial flowers in our nursery every spring and they were the love of my garden life. It was a joy to test seed from somewhere else in the world and have it survive our Canadian winters. (Mind you, I killed as many test plants as I succeeded with but that’s the adventure in gardening.)
I’m passing along those hard-learned lessons in my retirement and I hope they help you have a great garden.
Perennial Flower Garden Tips For Shade Gardens
23 Perennial flowers for shade. Here’s a list you’ll want to read and (frankly) I think you’ll want to grow each and every one of these delightful plants in your shade garden
Here are the twelve best perennial flower groundcovers for shade gardens. This includes a quick note about whether groundcovers actually stop weeds.
Perennial Flower Tips For Full Sun Gardens
How you can grow daylilies and coneflowers and get free plants. I think the title pretty much speaks for itself on this one.
Individual Profiles Of Perennial Flowers
This section comes from some lessons I’ve learned in growing each and every one of these plants
- Lavender The Three Critical Things You Need To Know To Grow Lavender Growing lavender is one of the most popular herb garden activities throughout the world and this plant has been grown for centuries. One of the first recorded uses is from the ancient Egyptians who used it as a central ingredient in incense. They even used it in embalming the dead. But if we assume you don’t …
- Rudbeckia You can easily grow Rudbeckia in your full sun perennial garden. Also known as black-eyed Susan or brown-eyed Susan, this family of heavy bloomers hides some secrets. Here’s how to keep the tender or biennial varieties growing from year to year in your full sun perennial garden.