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Johnsons Blue Geranium

These Hardy Perennials are the Toughest on the Block

Every garden needs the personal touch that comes from unique and diverse plants. Yet those plants are not always the easiest to care for. These lists of tried-and-true hardy perennials for sun and shade are essential to build the foundation of a garden. Whether you’re hoping to start a new garden from scratch, or fill in an existing garden with low-maintenance …

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Perennials You Can Start From Seed

Save Money and Start these 14 Perennials from Seed

Have you tried starting perennials from seed? I often see the seeds for sale but I worry that it will take many years to grow an actual flower head or a decent sized plant. However, what I have learned is that there is a way to jump start perennials from seed so that they are large and established for the …

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Dividing Perennials To Make More Plants For Your Garden

Dividing Perennials 101: Tips for a Beautiful Garden

Perennials are wonderful garden plants. Plants that are hardy enough to continue growing each year in your garden are considered perennials (as opposed to annuals which you need to replant every year). They can be very low maintenance once established, providing gorgeous blooms and even edible parts through the growing season.   Dividing perennials is often the only job that …

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10 Drought Tolerant Perennials

Top 10 Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Replacing your garden plants with drought-tolerant perennials is the smart choice for a low-maintenance garden that conserves water. The climate is changing and what we used to be able to count on for garden micro-climates is now all over the map. By now you may know that I live in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver is a rainforest, specifically a temperate rainforest, …

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Stunning Fall Color Asters

Grow These Fall Perennials for Brilliant Autumn Color!

I’m always amazed by the perennials in my garden that bloom so vigorously into the fall. These powerhouse plants have the color to back up their efforts – they are as brilliant in hue as they are are strong in stem. Fall perennials provide such a show in the garden for us gardeners, but also are an essential food source for our …

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Create a straw purse planter

A Thrifted Straw Purse Planter for Summer

These straw purses exude summer beauty when planted with brightly-hued annuals that bloom tirelessly all season. Straw bags are readily and inexpensively available at thrift stores and that makes them a great option for making decorative purse planters for home decorating, summer events, and fundraising. You can very easily collect a large number of purses and convert them to planters …

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