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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 [...]

Japanese Anemone: Brown-thumb Perennial

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  A few years ago I might never have picked Japanese Anemone as an easy-care brown-thumb type of perennial.  Somehow I had the impression they were a tad fussy.  There are two reasons for this: they have a tendency to spread, sometimes like crazy, and late-fall planting sometimes fails, likely because of a particularly bad [...]

Perennial Plant of the Year

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The 2014 Perennial Plant of the Year!   Each year, members of the Perennial Plant Association from all across North America vote on their choice for Perennial Plant of the Year. We are pleased to announce their choice for 2014:  Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ (Tall Switch Grass ‘Northwind’) Read more about this easy and attractive ornamental grass [...]

Summer Perennial Border

The Summer Border Design was created by Kelly Schroeder.

Enjoy a riot of colour from early summer through early autumn with this easy summer border.  The plants enjoy a bright location but prefer not to be in the blazing afternoon sun.  A good loam soil and regular watering is required to keep the Cimicifuga and Astilbe at their best.  Otherwise, if these are allowed [...]

Terra @ home at Heritage Perennials …

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Terra @ home recently visited our nursery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Enjoy this segment with host, Lesley Stewart and Colleen Zimmerman, Nursery Perennial Buyer.

Toyota ‘Venza’ and Heritage Perennials …

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“Award winning car company chooses Heritage Perennials!  Toyota, a manufacturer highly awarded for product quality, recently chose Heritage Perennials to demonstrate the utility of their Venza model.  You can imagine how pleased we were to see our blue pots in a TV commercial currently in wide play.  It’s always nice to see others recognize the [...]

Japanese-Style Zen Garden

Japanese-Style Zen Garden Design by Kelly Schroeder.

We could all use a little zen in our lives.  If you have even a small piece of ground you can create a peaceful oasis in your own yard.  Simplicity is key and unlike traditional perennial borders with masses of bold colour, the Zen garden keeps colour and quantity to a minimum, focusing on form [...]

The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden Design by Kelly Schroeder.

There is something special about watching a butterfly flit from flower to flower and by selecting the right plants and providing a couple of key things, you can attract these gossamer guests into your garden. Find a bright, sheltered corner to tuck this garden into and provide a small water feature such as a bird [...]