Thursday, April 18, 2019
If you love growing perennials, you will probably have an iris or two in your garden. There is nothing quite like a re-bloom of your favorite flower later in the year. A re-blooming iris gives...
I love tulips. I have a big patch of these perennial bulbs in my front garden bed and they are gorgeous.  They don’t last long but the show that they put on is just incredible...
Lilies are very much the stars when it comes to growing perennials. The come back year after year to give a delightful splash of color. This gloriosa lily is also called Fire Lily. It is...
Bees are extraordinary creatures. They move from plant to plant transferring pollen, making sure that the species thrives.  They are so necessary in our gardens and it is a shame that their numbers are decreasing...
How my Test Garden has Grown! Readers of my blog will know that my project for this year (and the next two) is my test garden.  I have a model that I am emulating from Garden...

How to Grow Calla Lilies

Have you ever priced single Calla lilies at a florist?  If you have, you will have discovered that they sell for $5-$9 a STEM.  Why pay those kind of prices, when you can become your...
This has been the longest winter ever.    I used to live in Maine and am used to long, cold winters. But here in North Carolina, normally, I have a lot of things growing, especially vegetables,...
Growing perennials means lots of color when you plant gladioli. There is something about a bare piece of ground that suddenly breaks with foliage at an amazing rate and then bursts in a splendid show...
Each morning, all during the spring and summer, I start my day with a walk around my flower beds.  I just love to see what has happened from the previous day.  I’ve been waiting for...
Anyone who gets interested in growing perennials while find themselves also interested in daylilies. These showing perennial bulbs are dramatic, come back year after year and are easy to grow.  Red Vols Daylily is a...

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