Tag Archives: perennials

Growing the Golden Barrel Cactus

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Virtues: We love golden barrel cacti for their plump, rounded form textured with sharp ribs that bear bright, yellow spines. These globular plants bloom in summer with vibrant yellow flowers.

Ascot Rainbow: A Colorful Perennial Euphorbia

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Virtues: We love ‘Ascot Rainbow’ spurges for their striking, sage and lime green foliage that turn stunning shades of pink, red and orange during the colder months. These perennials also have vibrant green flowers with radiant red centers.

Dividing Peonies in the Fall

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Although peonies may be divided right after they bloom in early summer, many gardeners prefer to take on this task in the fall. The Flower Gardener’s Bible, by Lewis Hill and Nancy Hill, explains how to divide them in four …

Fall Perennials for the Garden

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Stephanie Cohen and Jennifer Benner, authors of The Nonstop Garden, share their favorite selections for late-season perennials. We are naturally drawn to whatever is in flower when we visit the nursery or garden center. Because we often find ourselves purchasing plants …

Growing Lantana as a Perennial

Most plants that we call “annuals” are actually tender perennials that can’t survive winters in colder climates. We treat them like annuals, cast them on the compost heap in the fall and buy new ones the following spring.