Articles tagged as perennials

Image Perennials: Introduction
By Charlie Street on September 13, 2010

In gardening, a perennial plant is a winter hardy herbaceous plant; that is a plant which dies down to soil level at the end of the growing season and grows back in the next. The term perennial plant is further restricted to those plants which bloom over several years. A biennial, or at least a true biennial, only blooms once, namely in it’s second year.

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Image Myth #1: Perennials Never Need To Be Replaced.
By Charlie Street on October 1, 2010

There are several popular myths associated with perennial plants. One is that once purchased and planted all perennials will never have to be replaced. They will live for not just more than two years (more than a biennial), but actually for years and years. A second myth is that all perennials require little or no maintenance. Maintenance aside, some perennial species/cultivars just live longer than others.

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Image Myth #2: All Perennials Require little or No Maintenance.
By Charlie Street on November 4, 2010

The second popular myth (see previous article for the first) associated with perennials assumes that, once planted, perennials maintain themselves. It may be true that some perennials do only require minimal maintenance, but many others require a lot. In addition, when perennials are placed in large beds in the company of many other perennials, maintenance is complicated and time consuming.

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Perennials, Annuals & Veggies: Tips, Tricks & Pix

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