Category Archives: Perennials

The View from Back Here: ‘Brightside’ Shasta Daisy

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Double Dose: Shasta Daisy ‘Banana Cream’

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Butterfly Weed ‘Hello Yellow’

If you want to hop on the bandwagon to support struggling pollinators like honeybees and Monarch butterflies, butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) ‘Hello Yellow’ is a great perennial to add to your garden. The native butterfly weed has bright orange flowers, … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Maltese Cross

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Up Close and Personal: Echinacea ‘Fragrant Angel’

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Campanula ‘Takion Blue’

‘Takion Blue’ is a lovely Peachleaf Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia) with lavender-blue flowers that steal the show when they start appearing in late spring before many perennials have started blooming. I purchased my plant last spring. It bloomed sparingly in its … Continue reading

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Trespassing Foxglove

Hmmm. This looks like a foxglove. I don’t remember ever planting a foxglove in any of my flowerbeds, so where it came from is a mystery. It’s kind of a pretty little thing, so I’m going to let it grow … Continue reading

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Bewildered by My Hosta

The saga of my ‘Orange Marmalade’ hosta goes back almost 10 years now. Every year this hosta has emerged in a different color combination starting with this one during its very first year in my yard: As it aged, it … Continue reading

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Pasque Flower Art

My blue pasque flower bloomed back in early April and the flowers looked like this: But the seed heads that have formed since then are almost more fun and interesting than the flowers!   Save Save Save Save

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Geranium ‘Elke’

‘Elke’ is a pleasant little no-fuss perennnial geranium (Geranium sanguineum) that blooms for weeks on end beginning in late spring. The flowers start out a dark pink: And then transition to a lighter rose color: ‘Elke’ does well in full … Continue reading

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