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Great perennials for shade, that are not hostas

When we think about planting in shade, most people think hostas. However, hostas are not everyone’s ‘Cup of Tea.’ There are a number of really great perennial plants that thrive in shade and are fun to mix and match with […]

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Facts and Fables about growing Peony

Botanical Name:  Paeonia spp. Flower colours: Pink, purple, red, white and yellow Peony are perennial herbaceous plants that come back year after year with large, fragrant blooms. They are long-lived with some lasting up to 100-years-old. They require little to […]

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How much sun does my garden receive? And, why is this so important?

Sun, along with water and soil, are the key components to promoting healthy plant growth. In most cases, perennial gardeners are looking for an abundance of blooms, so understanding how much sun a garden area receives is an important component […]

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