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Perennial Gardening in Containers

Sempervivum (Hens-and-Chicks) in tin oblong container

1.  Container Garden Considerations From patios and balconies to decks and porches, container gardens can add colour and interest to any area around your home… and you don’t even need a garden.  There is a lot to consider in planting and maintaining container gardens, but these tips should provide enough information to make your first [...]

How to Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds (includes Bonus Table)

Monarch Butterfly on Coneflower (Echinacea 'Magnus')

See Bonus Table below 1. Gardens & Nature In addition to being beautiful, gardens can be a place where humans and nature meet and interact in a positive and beneficial way. Imagine watching colorful butterflies flitting around the border, moving from flower to flower in search of the tasty nectar within. Or sitting perfectly still [...]

Ornamental Grasses

Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata 'Red Baron')

  To see a complete description of our ornamental grasses, simply click on its Botanical Name. Climate Considerations Cool-season grasses begin growing in early spring and slow down or go dormant during the heat of summer. Some of these grasses tend to look a bit scruffy during July / August and may need a trim. [...]

Perennials for Rock Gardens

Rock Garden

Rock Gardens are a popular gardening style.  There are no set rules but we’re offering some guidelines here, extracted from our sister site: http://www.rockstarplants.com.  We hope you find this information helpful when selecting your plant material … Shapes and Sizes True alpine plants are native to high altitude, mountainous regions of the world, and they [...]

Perennials for Ground Cover

Turkish Speedwell (Veronica liwanensis)

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLANT FOR THE JOB One of the great things about Jeepers Creepers® is that they offer solutions to what many gardeners perceive as problem areas.  To help you find the right plant, we’ve created an amazing search feature on our sister site:  http://www.jeeperscreepers.info/ that can be used in a number of different [...]

Perennials for the Shade

Golden Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea')

Looking for some excellent perennials that thrive in the shade?     Browse our list below. Click on a Botanical Name for more details on each Heritage Perennial. Plant Features Hardy to Zone Bloom Time Drought Tolerant Aegopodium p. ‘Variegatum’ (Bishop’s Weed) Dense carpet of green and white foliage 2 summer yes Ajuga varieties (Carpet [...]

Succeeding with Hardy Ferns …

Japanese Beech Fern (Thelypteris decursive-pinnata)

  1. SOME FERN FACTS Ferns are valuable garden plants of great dependability and beauty. Their leaves, known as fronds, can be lacy or leathery, plain green or variegated, providing a long season of interest.  Rarely suffering from pests and diseases, they offer trouble-free elegance. Ferns were tremendously popular in Victorian times, and many of [...]

Perennial Gardening with Limited Water

Alpine Toad-flax (Linaria alpina)

1. Water is not an endless resource In various regions of North America the supply of clean fresh water for human consumption is becoming a less available resource.  Many urban areas have had to place bans or tight restrictions on residential use of treated water for lawns and gardens.  Even gardeners in rural areas often [...]