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Ornamental Grasses
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 tr...
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Fall Planting Tips
In warm summer regions, fall can be an ideal time to plant a brand new perennial garden or to rejig an established one.
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Preparing the Garden for Winter
Moving or dividing perennials in the autumn is a great way to reduce your work next spring. The cool, moist weather is an ideal time for perennial roots to become well established, even in co...
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The Garden in Winter
By mid-November many of us put away the lawnmower and grudgingly bring the snow shovels out of storage. But hard core gardeners know some of the best stuff happens in winter.
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Title: Cimicifuga simplex 'Brunette'
Photographer: John Schroeder
Comments:
Photographed at Minter Gardens, Chilliwack BC. Fragrant, long lived, striking foliage, no wonder this remains one of owner John Schroeder's favourite perennials of all time. We're still calling this plant Cimicifuga, instead of Actaea, which is what the botanists changed the name to a few years ago. Since those who make a living naming plants have a habit of changing names regularly, we're waiting to see if it gets changed back.