Plant Profiles - Information About Growing and Caring for Plants
Achillea - Growing Yarrow in the Perennial Garden
Achillea often get taken for granted because they are such a dependable, low maintenance perennial plant. There are many varieties of Yarrow and there is sure to be one or two suited to growing in your garden.
Alliums - Ornamental Onions
Allium bulbs may resemple onions, but it's the flowers you are after with these ornamental varieties. Alliums are easy to grow and undemanding as this profile shows.
Asparagus - Growing Asparagus in the Home Garden
Asparagus is one of the few perennial plants for the home vegetable garden. Plant it once and it keeps on growing. There is some up front work to be done by the vegetable gardener, before you can enjoy an asparagus harvest, but a well-established asparagus bed can produce for decades. Here are some tips for growing great asparagus plants.
Astilbes - Growing and Caring for Astible Plants
Astilbes are one of the easiest perennial flowers to grown, but they give a high return. Virtually pest free, they can light up the shade garden.
Borage - Growing and Using the Herb Borage
Borage is a freely seeding, easy growing annual plant with vivid blue flowers and leaves with the flavor of cucumbers. Borage is actually a somewhat gangly plant, but you barely notice it because the star-shaped flowers are so vibrant. They’re a true blue, hanging in downward facing clusters. Even the fussy white buds are attractive. Both...
Canna - Tropical Perennials for the Flower Garden
Growing cannas, tropical and subtropical perennials, needn't be reserved for only those living in warmer zones. Cannas make a bold impact and deserve to be grown in every flower garden.
Coreopsis Plants - Long Season Bloomers
There are literally more than 100 different species of Coreopsis plants (and counting). Some are annuals, some perennial flowers. Most will bloom throughout the summer, in a sunny garden.
Echinacea - Coneflowers are Garden Favorites
Echinacea profile. Echinacea or coneflower is an old fashioned prairie plant. Echinacea are hardy, adaptable and reliable repeat bloomers and are expecially popular with gardeners for good reason.
Hellebores - Growing Perennial Hellebores in the Garden
More and more species of Hellebores are available in garden centers and catalogs. The Christmas Rose, the Lenten Rose and the Stinking Rose are all relatively easy care perennials for your winter and spring garden.
Marigolds - A Classic Bedding Plant
Marigolds are a favorite formal bedding plant of garden designers. Marigolds are cheerful, compact yellow, orange and burgundy annuals with flower shapes that can resemble daisies, coreopsis and carnations.
Oregano - About Growing, Harvesting and Using Oregano
Growing, harvesting and using oregano is easy, but sometimes confusing. Plants in the genus Origanum are can be perennial ground covers, tender perennials or even small perennial subshrubs.
Peonies - Old Fashioned, Fragrant Perennials
Peonies are prennial stars of the spring garden. Grown in a mass planting, they can be a garden anchor. Peonies are beautiful, often fragrant, clump forming perennials with large cupped or ruffled showy flowers.
Perovskia - Growing Russian Sage in the Perennial Garden
Perovskia, or Russian Sage, is a widely popular perennial garden favorite. The foliage is finely cut gray-green leaves that are slightly scented. When fully in bloom it looks like a purple haze. As you can see here, these plants are very easy to grow.
Primula - Using Primroses in the Spring Garden
Primroses are unusually vivid spring blooming perennial flower. Unlike the subtle pastels associated with spring, primroses shout out in bold yellows, reds, pinks and blues, making them ideal for brightening the spring garden. These easy care perennials are profiled here.
Zinnias - A Burst of Hot Flower Colors from Zinnias
Bright colored zinnias can light up a border or container all summer long.