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7 Perennials That Will Bloom Multiple Times This Summer

Genus: Aquilegia spp. Zones: 3-9 Bloom time: May; then six weeks later. To prune: Cut the stems all the way back to the foliage. Good to know: After the second bloom, leave the blossoms on the plant to reseed.


The Urban Domestic Diva: GARDENING: Garden plan a week, Week 2, Three Seasons of Beauty More


Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae - Plants -

from Better Homes and Gardens

Top New Perennials for 2016

Coneflowers are staple garden perennials that no full-sun border should be without. Like other colors in the Sombrero series, the brand new 'Baja Burgundy' lights up the garden with vibrant, alluring flowers. Sturdy and compact in habit, 'Baja Burgundy' grows vigorously in well-drained soils and branches to form powerhouse clumps of high-impact flowers all summer. Plant Name: Echinacea 'Baja Burgundy'

from David Domoney

Top 10 self-seeding plants for a fuss-free cottage garden

Verbena. fuss-free garden, because they require little intervention. Left to bloom and set seed, these prolific varieties will soon fill every available patch in the garden. Here are my top 10 self-seeding plants. 1 Papaver


1 Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna’ from the mildly aromatic silvery green leaves to the violet flower spikes with purple stems. Bees love the flowers that stay looking sharp long after the petals fall, thanks to papery bracts that hold their colour. Dead-heading – either little and often or in one go – encourages new flowering side-shoots till October. 'Caradonna’ loves sun; use it as a purple ribbon through late season grasses or, at 18in (45cm), it is the perfect centrepiece for a pot.


Love what this pinner did. So pretty! : My husband dreamed this one up. He broke the bottom out of ceramic pots planted tulip bulbs then in the summer we plant something else on top. Easy and clean to maintain in the Garden or like us along our front porch!


Alliums in the garden: always a good thing.

from BBC Nature

Top ten garden plants for wildlife

Top Ten Plants Every Wildlife Gardener Should Consider (BBC/UK) - If you'd love to see more wildlife in your garden, clever choices for your borders and herb patches can give nature a helping hand.


Cyclamen hederifolium AGM - 7 mixed leaved forms. For the dry deep shade at back of apple trees.