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Hardy perennials are those that will take a freeze and come back for at least three seaons. These are my top 14 picks that will almost all grow from Maine into the deep South. thegardeningcook.com

Hardy Perennials - My Top 14 Favorites

Hardy perennials are those that will take a freeze and come back for at least three seaons. These are my top 14 picks that will almost all…

Hot, dry weather won’t stop Coreopsis from flowering all summer long. This American native is one of the most reliable perennials you can grow. The plants produce large quantities of yellow, orange, pink, white, red, or bicolored blooms that dance on wiry stems every time the wind blows. They also have few insect or disease problems. Foliage varies between species and can be either threadlike or broad. To promote even more flowers, remove faded blooms as they appear. Grows in Zones 3-8.

Coreopsis Hot, dry weather won’t stop Coreopsis from flowering all summer long. This American native is one of the most reliable perennials you can grow.

Five fabulous perennials to plant in your garden this year

Five Fabulous Perennials

Five fabulous perennials for your garden you just have to try this year. My favorite is the Speedwell (Veronica)!

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Drought tolerant plants - all you need to know & a comprehensive list of DT perennials, shrubs, trees & annuals - just for you!

Drought Tolerant Plants - 101 Guide

Drought tolerant plants - all you need to know & a comprehensive list of DT perennials, shrubs, trees & annuals - just for you!

Shasta Daisy Pruning: Tips On Cutting Back Shasta Daisies -  Proper year end care of your plants will ensure a bountiful supply of rayed blooms, and this includes cutting back Shasta daisies. You should know when to prune Shasta daisy and some tips on the method for healthiest plants. This article will help with that.

Pruning A Shasta Daisy: When And How Do I Prune Shasta Daisies

Shasta Daisy Pruning: Tips On Cutting Back Shasta Daisies - Proper year end care of your plants will ensure a bountiful supply of rayed blooms, and this includes cutting back Shasta daisies. You should know when to prune Shasta daisy and some tips on the

The Best Perennials for Shade - (slideshow) Brighten up shady spots  with these easy-to-grow plants that come back year after year.

Our Favorite Shade Garden Perennials

Vintage French Soul ~ Lungwort - 1 foot tall, "opal" has ice-blue flowers. shade perennial plant with japanese painted fern or "jack Frost" brunnera for a delightful silver-on-silver.

These perennials are super tough! They will last through the harshest conditions, including drought and poor soil. Check out our favorite power perennials that are perfect for beginning gardeners. These low maintenance flowers and blooms easily thrive.

Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

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Purple Coneflower. This hardy perennial makes a spectacular display when established. Plants are quite tall, 40-45", and produce an abundance of bluish purple flowers, 4" across, from July to Septembe

Echinacea - Purpurea

This hardy perennial makes a spectacular display when established. Plants are quite tall, and produce an abundance of bluish purple flowers, 4 across, from July to Septembe

Get ready~  The color of a hydrangea flower depends on the chemical makeup of the soil it is planted in. If the soil is high in aluminum and has a low pH, the hydrangea flower will be blue. If the soil has either a high pH or is low on aluminum, the hydrangea flower color will be pink.

The Only Shrubs You Need to Grow

Blue Hydrangea bushes -- want to incorporte these in my yard -- just can't seem to figure out where yet. These are just so beautiful. I love the idea of growing them along a white picket fence.

Plant these low-maintenance perennials and shrubs—including hostas, peonies, yarrow, daylilies, catmint and switchgrass—for a carefree Midwest garden.

25 Top Easy-Care Plants for Midwest Gardens

Blanketflower - Blanketflower is a heat- and drought-tolerant wildflower that provides long-lasting color in a sunny border with poor soil. Its red and yellow daisy-like, wide, single or double flowers bloom through the summer and into the fall.

Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'. Hardy. Full sun & well-drained soil. Masses of indigo violet flower spikes in May and June rise from clumps of green heavily veined leaves. Height 60cm. Spread 45cm.

Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'. Masses of indigo violet flower spikes in May and June rise from clumps of green heavily veined leaves.

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