Tag Archives: spiderwort

Native Perennials that are Great in the Garden

I roamed the perennial aisles at Homestead the other day with Laurie Burr, a volunteer with the National Wildlife Federation, as she pointed out the native plants.  There were lots of them, so this is …

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What I’m Doing in the Garden, July Edition

by Gardening Coach Susan Harris

More Pruning and Hacking Back
First, I have to confess that this photo shows how my garden looked last month.  Those astilbes have turned crispy, so I …

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How to divide Spiderworts – and lots of other perennials

by Susan Harris

The violet flowers were no more, the foliage was looking ratty, and it was time to prune these Spiderworts (Tradescantia virginiana) and prune ‘em hard.    With any luck, they’ll grow …

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Great Native Plants for the Garden

by Susan Harris
Native plants are in the news these days, and we’re being encouraged by environmental groups to include them in our garden.  Why?  Of all the reasons given, the best case for …

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