Here's a perennial plant list for full sun perennialsThe list below contains the most commonly available plants and while there are others for specialist growers, these will suffice for all but the most berserker of gardeners. Yeah, I know I've grown … [Read more...] about Perennial Plant List: Full Sun
I don't know about you but I have a very soft spot in my heart for daisies. So this column is about singing the praises of three daisy plants and my attempts to get you to plant even more of these delightful flowers. To begin with, there are … [Read more...] about Three Heavy-Flowering Daisies For The Perennial Flower Garden
Comfrey or Symphytum is one of the most underused perennial flowers available for the shade garden. My two cents is that I really like the variegated forms of this plant and they belong in my garden. Never mind trying to grow these plants in full hot … [Read more...] about Symphytum or Ornamental Comfrey for Shade Gardens
I'm having a bit of a struggle with long blooming perennials at the moment. I don't have enough of them. Sigh.. And over a cup of coffee, I was lead to the next gardening mystery in my life. Why do I always pick lovely flowers that don't bloom for … [Read more...] about Eight of the Best Long Blooming Perennial Flowers
It turns out that some plants are better than others at attracting beneficial insect - parasites (those insects that attack and eat the pest insects). Here are the plants on a recent trial that attracted the most parasitic good guy insects. They … [Read more...] about 19 Easy To Grow Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects
Do groundcovers really stop weeds? I get asked this question regularly, and it is the most important question when you begin to consider groundcovers in your garden. The myth of groundcovers stopping weeds. The garden myth is that a … [Read more...] about Do groundcovers really stop weeds?