A perennial border filled with delphiniums, astilbes, lilies, daylilies and lamb’s ears. (Photo by Joanne Young)

6 steps to a beautiful perennial border

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

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.

EnduraScape purple verbena (Photo from Ball Horticulture)

Plant picks: New for 2015

Beckie Fox

More plant picks for 2015 from nurseries, plant breeders and wholesalers, and seed companies.

'Matrona' sedum (Photo from

Shopping for a new sedum

Judith Adam

New sedum varieties. Judith Adam wanted ‘Autumn Fire’ autumn stonecrop, but found some other tall sedums such as 'Matrona' and ‘Maestro’ sedum.

Snow collects on miscanthus. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Winter beauties in the garden

Judith Adam

Most gardeners leave some perennials standing in the garden in winter, hoping they'll catch the snow and make a beautiful display.