Tag Archives: Perennial plant

A Love Affair?

Once upon a time their was a beautiful “Peony” who met and fell in love with an Ant.  Not really the stuff of fairytale’s now is it?  But if you have ever watched the ants on the top of an unopened Peony flower you just know they are so in love and devoted to the […]

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Shasta Daisies Everywhere!

When we moved into this house there was a flower bed in the back that was in a shady part of the yard where a clump of Shasta Daisies grew and not very well! That summer I put in a long Naturalizing bed where I could transplant existing plants, divisions and anything else that tickled […]

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Do You Want to Grow, Salvia, Salvia or Salvia? HUH?

Salvia or the common name Sage refers to  a large group of plants, nearly 500 species, which are native to Mexico and South America. Salvia species include perennial, biennial, and annual plants. In my garden I grow a Herb Salvia ‘Common Sage’ and a Flowering Salvia ‘Victoria Blue’ Both Beauties! ***** One a banquet for your mouth […]

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Euphorbia ‘Blackbird’

I have this little beauty growing along the fence in my vegetable garden.  It always surprises me in the spring with how beautiful it is! This plant is definitely one worth having! It is so unusual passersby who visit almost always do a second-take. The leaves are almost iridescent – they seem to shimmer with […]

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Columbine ‘Aquilegia’

The flower Columbine or ‘Aquilegia‘ is probably one of the easiest spring perennial flowers to grow if you plant it in the right spot.  Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Zone 3 to 8.  Mine are just starting to fully bloom. Here is my only gripe with this little darling, they re-seed everywhere, but to their […]

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Clematis

Clematis are beautiful flowering perennial plants. I have several growing around here and I always love their appearance in the spring.  The flowers are huge and the colors are so vibrant! Most of the species of clematis are climbers, similar to vines. Clematis vines will grow to heights of twenty feet or more, if given […]

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