Perennial plant

  • Article

    Aralia ‘Sun King’: Perennial Plant of the Year

    Today's post comes from Richard Hawke, plant evaluation manager at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois, who is introducing a fabulous plant that has been named Perennial Plant of…

  • Article

    How to Create a Gravel Garden

    When you conjure up an image of a gravel garden, it probably isn’t very fun or colorful. Many people picture a sea of hot, dry gravel, some harsh, craggy rocks,…

  • Design

    Uncommon Evergreen Perennials

    Perennials play such a pivotal part in the garden, bringing flow and floral dialogue to the design narrative. Then winter closes the book on the season, leaving bare ground where…

  • How-To

    The Science Behind Plant Division

    Divide to multiply. Even the language of this common garden practice hints at its paradoxical power. Division is a simple method of vegetative propagation that involves separating a perennial plant…

  • Article

    How to Use Annuals in Your Garden

    Years ago, I created a long, deep perennial border that I could enjoy and critique from my kitchen window. I was happy with the size and shape of the bed,…

  • Design

    Regional Picks: Grass Companions – Southeast

        1. ‘Reuben’ Pineapple Lily Name: Eucomis ‘Reuben’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Size: 18 inches tall; 3 bulbs per square foot Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

  • Article

    How to Make More Space in the Garden

    At the time, buying a house seemed like such a grown-up thing. But the allure of having a garden was too powerful to ignore. So after years of renting places…

  • Article

    Beautiful Tulip Varities You Should Grow

    Bulbs are always an afterthought in my garden. I really don’t have any excuse for this, other than by the time fall rolls around and it’s time to plant those…

  • How-To

    Caring for Plant Roots: What You Need to Know

    Roots are often overlooked by gardeners but deserve to get more attention. Of course, they are usually underground and out of sight, so it’s somewhat understandable why they are largely…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Fast-Filling Plants – Mid-Atlantic

    1. 'Running Tapestry' Tiarella Name: Tiarella cordifolia 'Running Tapestry' USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 Size: 8 to 12 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide Conditions: Full shade;…