Perennials

Learn about dahlias, including how to plant and grow them. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Dahlias Dahlia hybrids   Other Name garden dahlia   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color late summer into fall in colors such as pink, salmon, white, cream, red, and bi-colors   Mature Height x Spread 1 to 5 feet x 1 to 3 feet   Added Benefits attract beneficials, attracts hummingbirds, deer resistant   If you’re looking for a big showy flower to cap off the […]

Hemerocallis spp and hybrids Other Name Tawny daylily   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Early summer to late summer in colors such as orange, yellow, pink, red, purple, cream and bi colors   Mature Height x Spread 1 to 4 feet x 1 to 4 feet   Added Benefits drought tolerant, edible   If you’re looking for a carefree, low maintenance perennial flower to grow, consider the daylily. This plant is hardy and tough and almost always flowers as long as you give […]

Delphinium spp and hybrids   Other Name larkspur   Sun Requirements full sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Early to mid summer in colors such as blue, pink, white, rose, and purple   Mature Height x Spread 2 to 6 feet x 1 to 2 feet   Added Benefits attracts beneficials, deer resistant   There is no more stately a flower than the delphinium. This English garden standard has spiky flower stalks that can reach 6 feet tall depending on the variety. They are breath taking when grown in […]

Learn how to divide and care for your perennial flowers including information on which flowers to divide when and the proper way to divide common perennials such as daylilies and iris. Listen to podcast: In his book Pass Along Plants. Felder Rushing talks about passing a long or sharing special garden plants he’s had for years with friends, family, and neighbors. I love this idea. It’s like having a remembrance of your friend in your garden. One of the best ways to pass along a perennial flower is to divide […]

Learn the easiest and best houseplants to grow indoors. Listen to podcast:   I’ve talked before about the air cleaning benefits of houseplants. Well, houseplants can help us in many more ways, especially in the dead of winter. Researchers for years have verified what many of use already feel about plants. Having plants in the home and workplace reduces blood pressure, raises attentiveness and well-being, reduces anxiety and increases productivity. But for black thumbs in the audience having houseplants that die can just contribute to plant guilt. Here’s a solution, […]

Learn about the varieties and how to grow this popular perennial flower. Listen to Podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Echinacea Echinacea purpurea   Other Name Purple coneflower   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Early summer to late summer in colors such as purple, white, yellow, pink and orange   Mature Height x Spread 1 to 4 feet x 1 to 2 feet   Added Benefits Native, attracts beneficials, drought tolerant, deer resistant   Known for its medicinal benefits, coneflowers also a beautiful […]

One of the popular ways to have color all season in your foodscape yard is to grow plants that flower in each season. This common concept is used to make cottage flower gardens look so great from spring to fall. You can use it in the foodscape, too. You don’t have to exclusively use just foodscape plants, but they can help provide color, especially ones that will continue to bloom all summer. These might include eggplant, citrus and roses. Some foodscape plants, such as daylilies and bee balm, may flower […]

Learn about caring for your perennial flowers in fall including how to cut back the plants, fertilize, add compost, weed and protect the plants from winter. Transcript Fall is the perfect time of year to clean up and cut back the perennial flower garden. I know you might be tired of doing all those gardening chores but this is an important one. When you cut back and clean up the flower garden you’re reducing the amount of insects and diseases you’ll have for next year. You reduce the amount of […]

Learn about growing ferns in your garden, including unusual varieties to grow. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript   Sun Requirements Part sun, part shade, full shade   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Grown mostly for their green ferns. Some ferns turn a golden color in fall   Mature Height x Spread 1 to 4 feet x 1 to 3 feet   Added Benefits Fall color, native, deer resistant   New England woodlands and shady areas are loaded with native ferns. They are so ubiquitous in our region; we often overlook […]

Digitalis spp and hybrids   Other Name common foxglove   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun, part shade   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Spring to early summer in colors such as blue, pink, peach, red, yellow, purple and speckled.   Mature Height x Spread 2 to 4 feet x 1 to 3 feet   Added Benefits attracts beneficials, attracts hummingbirds, deer resistant   This common cottage garden plant can be a biennial or perennial depending on the species. Biennials grow just leaves the first year and flower the second. […]

Privacy Statement © 2017 Charlie Nardozzi, All Rights Reserved webdesign by Macdragon