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How To Grow Coral Bells – Plant The Perennial Hummingbirds Love!

If you are looking to add beautiful foliage, elegant blooms, and a steady stream of hummingbirds visiting your landscape – consider growing coral bells! The tall, wispy blooms of coral bells are a favorite of hummingbirds. The tiny flowers are perfect for the long, extended beaks of the fast moving bird. But they are also …

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How To Grow Lupines – A Gorgeous Perennial That Actually Improves Soil!

Growing lupines in your perennial flowerbeds is an excellent way to provide interest and color, all while improving a beds overall soil quality too! Although you wouldn’t know it by their gorgeous long blooms, lupines are a member of the pea family. And like other pea crops, they fix nitrogen levels in the soil as …

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Fall Hydrangea Care – How To Care For Hydrangeas Before Winter

As fall makes way for winter, it’s time for a little fall hydrangea care to get your bushes ready for the snow and cold. But no matter where you might live, and even if the snow doesn’t fly – your hydrangeas can still benefit from a little autumn TLC. Hydrangeas are one of the most …

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Perennial Flower Swaps – How To Share Plants With Friends!

If you are looking for a great way to add new perennial plants to your landscape without breaking the bank, it’s time to organize a fall flower swap with your friends and neighbors! So what exactly is a perennial flower swap? In a nutshell, it’s the perfect way for fellow gardeners to share and exchange …

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How To Grow Asters – The Perfect Fall Perennial With Big Color!

When it comes to gorgeous fall blooming perennials in the landscape, it’s hard to beat growing asters! Although mums are often the go-to plant for autumn color, asters can really spice things up. The hardy perennial boasts varieties with blooms in a wide range of colors from blue, white, pink, to even hues of purple …

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Why NOT To Fertilize Perennial Plants In The Fall!

Fall is filled with a whole slew of outdoor garden and landscape chores, but there is one you can avoid without worry : the need to fertilize perennial plants in your flowerbeds! Not only is it unnecessary, it can actually be harmful to the long-term health of perennials. In fact, in some cases, it can …

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When To Cut Back Perennials In The Fall – And How To Do It!

Cutting back perennials in the fall is not only a great way to keep flowerbeds looking neat and tidy through winter, but it also aids greatly in keeping plants vibrant and blooming the following year. Removing spent foliage and blooms helps a plant focus on recharging it’s roots and resources. It also plays a pivotal …

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How To Plant & Grow Sedum – A Hardy Perennial With Stunning Fall Color!

When it comes to perennials that shine with fall color, it’s hard to beat the benefits of planting and growing Sedum. Sedum, also known as Stonecrop, is a hardy perennial that is both deer and drought resistant. And although it’s waxy, compact foliage brings excellent spring and summer interest to flowerbeds, it is in the …

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Hardy Geraniums – An All-Season Blooming Perennial For Your Landscape!

Hardy geraniums are a great choice for adding all-season blooming color and interest to the landscape. Not only are they low-maintenance, but these perennial geraniums are highly deer and drought resistant too. Perennial Geraniums vs. Annual Geraniums Perennial geraniums are a far cry from the annual variety many gardeners are familiar with. Annual geraniums are …

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Growing Coneflowers – The Perennial That Brings Birds, Bees & Butterflies!

Coneflowers are a wonderful perennial addition to the landscape, and grow easily with little need for long term maintenance. Even better, this nearly trouble-free plant is both deer and drought resistant as well! A member of the Daisy family, Coneflowers produce flowers with colorful petals that surround a rounded center seed cone. And that seed …

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