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Perennial Plants & Care

Perennials are a great way to add lasting color and beauty to your landscape! Not only do the come back year after year, they can be divided and split to create new plants for free!

Here is a look at all of our articles on perennials in the landscape – from planting, to dividing, splitting and more.

An Incredibly Easy Way To Identify Any Plant Or Weed In Your Landscape – And It’s Free!

One of the hardest tasks for gardeners is identifying the plants and/or weeds growing in their landscape. Or for that matter, identifying them anywhere you might happen to be! We have all been there at some point with one of the following questions: Is that a weed? Is it a flower? Could it be poisonous?…

How To Divide Perennials In The Fall – The 7 Simple Secrets To Success!

When it comes to digging up, dividing, and transplanting perennials from your flowerbeds - fall is the time for action. And one thing is for sure, that action will pay huge dividends next year in the performance of your flowerbeds. Including healthier plants, more blooms, and far less weeds in your beds. (Be sure to…

How To Divide Perennials In The Summer – Fill Your Flowerbeds For Free!

Although spring and fall are popular times for splitting and dividing perennials, many perennials can be divided as soon as they finish blooming in the middle of summer. And summer dividing holds big advantages for both you, and your landscape! As soon as perennials like these shasta daisies finish blooming, they can be dug up,…

How To Keep Your Hosta Plants Looking Great – All Summer Long!

When it comes to keeping hosta plants looking great from spring to fall, a few simple tips and tricks can go a long way towards success. Hostas are one of the most popular shade-loving plants of all. Their lush, thick foliage fills flowerbeds with a color and texture like no other shade plant can do.…

How & Why To Cut Back Ornamental Grasses In Late Winter / Early Spring

Late winter is the perfect time to cut back ornamental grasses. Not only does it let you get a head start on your outdoor chores, it also is a great time to start creating new plants for your landscape ! Ornamental grass varieties are a wonderful addition to any landscape. They provide color, texture, beauty…

Planting & Growing Strawberries – How To Plant A Strawberry Patch

I still remember exactly why and when we planted our first strawberry patch at the farm. It was early spring of 2012, and Mary had just made her first ever batch of Strawberry-Honey Jam. It was a bit too early for strawberries to be ripe in our area, so she made it from a few…

Are Poinsettias Dangerous To Pets & Children? A Big Myth Revealed!

We have all heard it a thousand times: poinsettias are extremely dangerous to cats, dogs, and children too! But is it really true? Tis the season when poinsettias deck the halls with their brilliant colors. As well as showing up around fireplaces, kitchen tables, and every possible place a little burst of holiday cheer is…

How To Prepare Flowerbeds For Winter, And Stop Next Year’s Weeds Now!

Autumn is here, and although it's the season for ghosts, goblins, hot chocolate and everything pumpkin, it's also time to prepare your flowerbeds for winter! How beds are put to rest this fall will have a lot to do with how they perform next year. And that includes everything from plant performance, to eliminating the…