tender perennials

  • Purple shamrock
    Design

    What is a Shamrock and How do Your Grow Them?

    Shamrocks (Oxalis spp. and cvs., Zones 3–11), also known as wood sorrels, are beloved annual and perennial plants known for their distinctive foliage that resembles clover (Trifolium spp.). Shamrock leaves…

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    How-To

    How to Overwinter Tender Perennials Outdoors in the Pacific Northwest

    Brr! A sense of urgency surrounds the weather forecast in the Northwest. October is over, with its subtle reminders and soft colors of apricot and red. Winter is on its…

  • How-To

    Overwintering Tender Perennials and Tropicals

    Cold-climate gardeners are faced with a choice at winter’s outset: quit gardening until spring, or bring some plants inside and garden on. I recommend the latter. For one thing, tender…

  • Design

    Episode 27: Plants Worth Overwintering

    Some tender perennials and tropicals can be saved at the end of the season—but which ones deserve a second life? So let’s just be honest: Steve and Danielle don’t overwinter…

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    Spice Up Your Garden With Tropical Beauties

    Today’s photos come from Barbara Cain of Norwell, Massachusetts, who shares some of the beauties from her garden this year. Many of these plants are tender perennials—tropical plants that can’t…