All About Peonies

Peonies are perennial garden classics, loved for their extravagant, early summer blossoms. They are dependable, incredibly long-lived plants and will bloom for generations.   Read More

All About Clematis

Clematis are hardy perennials with tall, vining stems that climb up trellises, over arbors and through other plants.   Read More

All About Daylilies

Daylilies may be the most carefree of all perennials. They thrive in almost any type of soil, will grow in sun or shade, and are rarely troubled by insect pests or disease.    Read More

All About Hostas

Hostas are carefree, long-lived perennials that thrive in the shade. Unlike most perennials, hostas are grown for their colorful foliage rather than for their flowers.   Read More

All About Astilbe

Astilbe are carefree perennials that brighten shady gardens with their brilliant summer color.   Read More

All About Dicentra

Dicentra is an elegant, easy care perennial for shady gardens. Commonly known as bleeding heart, its distinctive blossoms dangle from slender, arching stems.   Read More

All About Phlox

Generations of gardeners have relied on garden phlox to keep their perennial gardens colorful from midsummer to fall. The fragrant flowers are attractive to both hummingbirds and butterflies.   Read More

All About Iris

Iris are sun-loving plants with silky, brightly-colored flowers and sword-like foliage. There are many types of irises, suitable to a wide range of growing conditions.    Read More

All About Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate cosmos (Cosmos atrosanguineus) have velvety, dark red blossoms on wiry stems and a sweet, chocolatey fragrance.   Read More

All About Coreopsis

Coreopsis are sun-loving plants with daisy-like flowers. They are easy to grow in almost any sunny location. Learn how to choose and grow these carefree perennials.   Read More

All About Ferns

Ferns add beautiful color and texture to shady gardens and landscapes. Learn how to plant and how to grow these elegant, long-lived perennials.   Read More

All About Liatris

Liatris is a summer-blooming perennial with grassy foliage and fuzzy, bottle-brush flowers. This North American wildflower is a butterfly favorite and is easy to grow in gardens or naturalized areas.   Read More

All About Lily of the Valley

Lily of the valley is a carefree, shade-loving ground cover with fragrant spring flowers. Learn where to plant and how to grow this adaptable perennial.   Read More

All About Trillium

Trilliums are spring-blooming wildflowers that can be found in woodlands throughout much of the U.S. Learn which species are best for your area and how to grow them.   Read More

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Creative Ways to Use Hostas in Your Yard and Garden

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Hostas are so incredibly tough and easy to grow, that they sometimes don’t get the respect they deserve. More than just problem solvers for shady areas where few other plants will survive, hostas offer gardeners an exciting palette of sizes, colors and textures. Here are some of the many creative ways to use hostas around your home and in

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How to Use Burgundy Flowers and Foliage

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Burgundy is a color that’s both potent and sophisticated. It’s a good one to have in your garden design tool kit. From garnet to merlot, maroon to mahogany, these dark, purple-red hues can take your garden to a whole new level. Read on for some creative ways to put burgundy flowers and foliage to work in your yard and garden. Create Accents and

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