Trend I Applaud: Sedums as Groundcovers

I've long been a fan of Sedums, but it wasn't until I ventured beyond the tallish 'Sedum Joy' and its ilk and tried groundcover-height Sedums that I became an …
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OMG, These Perennials are All Half Price

Perennials Yikes, I just noticed that all these perennials are 50% off - through this coming Wednesday, August 24 - as long as you've signed up for our Garden …
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To Prevent Flopping, Start Pruning Your Perennials Now

Pruning Perennials One of the best-selling garden books of all time introduced us to the notion of pruning perennials. The book is The Well-Tended Perennial …
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January Chores for the Low-Maintenance Gardener

Time for this low-maintenance gardener to report on what I'm really doing in the garden in January.
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My Garden as Seen by a Visiting Garden Writer/Photographer

It's far too cold and bleak out there to enjoy gardens outdoors, but hey, it's a great time to admire photos of gardens, so I'll share a few of my own garden …
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Super-Tough Plants for Curb Gardens

  Super-Tough Plants for Curb Gardens Who SAYS the strip of land between your sidewalk and the street has to be covered with turfgrass?  Okay, in some places …
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Heat-Loving Perennials - Some Favorites

Perennials With the hottest July on record just ending, it's a fine time to talk about perennials that thrive in brutally hot summers, and Homestead's brand …
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How to Divide Spiderworts (And Other Perennials)

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.    …
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