Entries Tagged as 'Perennials'

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Why perennials help save the environment

Dust Bowl by USDAgov If TheGardenLady readers have not seen the documentary The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns, you should. It chronicles one of the worst man-made ecological disasters in American history.  (read this)  I think it is MUST watching.  You will see what planting just annuals in great expanses or overplanting with annuals in […]

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Planting perennial shrubs and trees in December

forced spring by Darwin Bell Where TheGardenLady lives, we are having unusually warm weather. Of course, winter officially arrives on Dec. 21 st. So this is still a good time to be out planting perennial shrubs and trees. The soil is still soft enough for you to dig ample holes. When your shrub or tree […]

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Perennial Plant of 2012 – Siberian Bugloss

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Variegata’ 心葉牛舌草 by beautifulcataya If you want to plant the Perennial Plant of 2012, it is Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’. The common name is Siberian bugloss. These shade loving perennial plants have flowers that look like light blue forget-me- nots but with lovely heart shaped leaves. Jack Frost’s green leaf has a silvery […]