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Perennials

Popular Spring Flowers for Western States… You Plant in the Fall

Popular Spring Flowers for Western States… You Plant in the Fall

It may seem like a strange time to chat about spring flowers... ... when we have pumpkins and Halloween decorations appearing outside the grocery stores. But if you're interested in growing spring flowers... Autumn is the ideal time to plant spring bulbs in most parts...

How to Choose Fall Flowers That Last Longer: 3 Simple Tips

How to Choose Fall Flowers That Last Longer: 3 Simple Tips

When you're strolling through the garden center or dashing into the grocery store and all those pretty flowers are smiling up at you, it's hard not to choose the showiest flowers you see. "Well, helloooooo there." But if you'd like your fall flowers to last longer,...

“How Can You Tell If a Perennial Is ‘Marginally Hardy?'”

“How Can You Tell If a Perennial Is ‘Marginally Hardy?'”

It was a winter week to make a gardener shudder. In February 2021, an arctic blast covered the western United States like a frosty ice pack from the kitchen freezer. Where I live in Colorado, the high temperature for several days was a not-so-balmy zero degrees. The...

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia): An Easy-to-Grow Flower for Late Summer

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia): An Easy-to-Grow Flower for Late Summer

Looking for an easy-to-grow flower that gives you big, pretty color in the late summer? I'd like to introduce you to Black-Eyed Susan (officially, Rudbeckia — Rude-bek-ee-uh). It also goes by the name: Gloriosa Daisy. There are MANY reasons to love this flower. In...

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