Category Archives: Perennials

Flower Buddies

Bee Balm ‘Grand Parade’ and Veronica ‘Eveline’:

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Flower Buddies

Daylily ‘Creative Art’ with Shasta Daisy ‘Sunny Side Up’:

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A Bevy of Blooms: Coreopsis ‘Full Moon’

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Up Close and Personal: Geranium ‘Rozanne’

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Flashy Phlox

I’m pretty sure my ‘Purple Flame’ Phlox is a mutant, and I love it. The plants are supposed to have magenta-purple flowers which my plant does, but the petals of my plant are also brushed with streaks of bluish-purple. It’s … Continue reading

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Two Full Moons

Before the rain and wind arrived on Monday, I pulled out all the flowers from my pots and planters and cut back many of my front-yard perennials. I left some mums which were still blooming, and I was pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Balloon Flowers

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A Bevy of Blooms: ‘Purple Rooster’ Bee Balm

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Easy-to-Grow Queen of the Prairie

My Queen of the Prairie (Vilenpendula rubra) plants loved our wet spring and summer. Fifteen years ago I planted several of these tall, moisture-loving native plants in the corner of my yard to help block the view of a utility … Continue reading

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A Bevy of Blooms: Coneflower ‘Ruby Giant’

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