Perennial

groundhog on February 7th, 2013

Helleborus (Hellebore) is a beautiful, easy care perennial to add to the spring blooming garden.

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Amsonia in first summer of growth
 
Glenda Bosley  a.k.a “groundhog”
 
Amsonia hubrichtii is an underused, low maintenance perennial that is native to North America and was named Perennial Plant of the Year  in 2011.
I have grown this wonderful perennial in a few gardens.  Arkansas Blue Star adds interest and contrast to the garden from early spring until […]

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groundhog on January 16th, 2012

By G. Bosley a.k.a. ‘groundhog’
Brunnera 'Jack Frost'
 
 
Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ has been named Perennial Plant of the Year for 2012.  This is truly a wonderful, carefree plant for a shady garden.
I have grown several of the different Brunnera varieties available.  This is ‘Jack Frost’ in full bloom in late May.  The flowers resemble that of the […]

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groundhog on January 14th, 2012

By G. Bosley  a.k.a. “groundhog”
Since 1990 The Perennial Plant Association has been selecting a winning perennial for the award Perennial of the Year.    http://www.perennialplant.org
Here is a list of 23 great perennials that are worth adding to your landscape.
2012  Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’
* Thrives in shade, but tolerates morning sun.  Requires moist soil.  Deer […]

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groundhog on January 14th, 2012

By G. Bosley  a.k.a. “groundhog”
Brunnera mac. 'Jack Frost' POY 2012
 
The Perennial of the Year is a program where members of the Perennial Plant Association vote for the best perennial of the year.  The program was started in 1990 with the yearly selection being made in late fall.
Perennials are nominated for Perennial Plant of the Year […]

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groundhog on November 12th, 2011

By G. Bosley  a.k.a. “groundhog”
White Baneberry in a natural setting
         Actaea pachypoda
White Baneberry also known as White Cohosh and Doll’s Eyes is a native plant to eastern North America.
This is a great woodland plant that may be growing naturally in your forest, or it would be a great plant to add to […]

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groundhog on October 25th, 2011

Tulip Mix in May
By G. Bosley
Dreams of a beautiful spring garden full of Crocus, Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinth?  Now is the time to start planning.  These bulbs have to be planted in the fall for blooms in the spring.  The bulbs are available in garden centres and on-line suppliers beginning in September.
These bulbs require soil […]

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groundhog on July 19th, 2011

By G. Bosley  a.k.a. “groundhog”
I have been planning and planting a very interesting garden.  This garden is in a partial sun, partial shade location on the shores of Georgian Bay, where the weather and wind exposure is the primary consideration for choosing any plant, along with the presence of groundhogs.
What makes this garden so interesting? […]

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groundhog on July 4th, 2011

By G. Bosley  a.k.a. “groundhog”
Here is a collection of some great plants that bloomed in my garden in June.

Hope you enjoy these blooms of June and perhaps it will inspire you to add some extra blooms to your garden.
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groundhog on June 23rd, 2011

By G. Bosley  a.k.a.  “groundhog”
Do you have fall blooming garden mums growing in your garden?  These plants can often become tall and floppy by the time they bloom, to prevent this give your mums a pinch.
When the stems are 6″ to 8″ tall pinch them back to about 4″.  Pinching back means cutting off the […]

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