Long favoured by British and European gardeners, sanguisorbas (burnets) are starting to show up in Canadian gardens. These understated perennials are hardy.
Let’s hope for a thick blanket of snow over the garden this winter. A snow-covered garden is best for plants. Ice is better left for the rink or your drink.
Gardening in full shade and dry soil is a challenge. Tips on how to cope, with ideas for 8 plants that will survive in dry and shady gardens.
Perennial borders can be located in front of fences, hedges and walls. 6 steps from planning to planting day for a new flower bed of perennials.
From Metro Vancouver, Phoenix Perennials is now promoting its mail-order operation with a selection of more than 800 plants. Win a Gift Certificate.
Herbaceous perennials in pots — plants that die back and are dormant in winter — need to be protected. Here’s 3 ways for overwintering perennials in pots.
Sowing seed indoors during deepest winter can prompt some perennials into blooming in their first season. How to grow perennials that bloom the first year from seed.
Beebalm plants. Abundant rain encourages colonizing perennials like beebalm to overtake landscape. My clumps have sent out running roots a full 18 inches.
Periwinkle, sometimes called myrtle has a beautiful blue or white spring flower. Its small leaves that work well with perennial plants and woody shrubs.
At the Stratford Festival garden in Ontario, I was surprised to find tall thick stands of culver’s root and turtlehead, two old-fashioned Zone 5 plants.
Judith Adam is from the pack-and-cram school of gardening, but it’s time to start thinning perennials that are too jammed together.
How to grow lupines. These plants are tall, colourful perennials.
Starting perennials from seed is an economical way to add new plants to your garden. This free PDF download explains how to grow perennials from seed.