Posts Categorized: Perennials

Spring Cleanup

When it comes to spring garden cleanup, I am definitely more of a ‘slow and steady wins the race’ kind of gardener. I do admire Weekend Warriors that get out there and get everything cleaned up and ready for the season in just two days off, whilst they limp to work Monday morning to recoup… Read more »

Posts Categorized: Perennials

The garden is a lot like a Broadway play. The lead role is given to annual plants. They bloom non- stop from the start of warm weather season, to the end. Showy. That’s their role and they do it well.  The supporting role is given to perennial plants. Their bloom time is specific, and they… Read more »

Posts Categorized: Perennials

Columbine (Aquilegia)

If Columbine weren’t an actual plant, I think they’d deserve fairy tale status. They remind me of the kind of flowers that little storybook fairies could turn upside down and use for hats. This elegant early blooming perennial, is a great addition to any perennial garden or rock garden. Blooming prolifically in late spring to early summer, seed pods… Read more »