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Late summer can be a drab time in the perennial border unless you include plants…

The 15 Most Underused Perennials

Late summer can be a drab time in the perennial border unless you include plants that put on their best show at the end of the season. Turtlehead, Chelone oblique, for example,…

Zinnia are the perfect summer flower, they are bright, beautiful, easy to grow, & they bloom all summer!

FF - zinnia elegans, zinia, canela de velho, moça e velha. My favorite flowers for the garden. I also love to watch butterflies visiting the blooms.

These Sarah Bernhardt peonies are gorgeous and she has such great tips and tricks for planting and caring for peonies eclecticallyvintage.com

How to Plant Peonies so they Bloom!

These Sarah Bernhardt peonies are gorgeous and she has such great tips and tricks for planting and caring for peonies eclecticallyvinta. - My Wonder Garden

Eleanor Tickner's Peony Garden

Gardening on a Grand Scale in Glen Mills, Delaware County PA

Did you know before your Autumn Joy Sedum blooms, Snip a few stems from each plant and plant the stems back into the rich soil and volia another Autumn Joy Sedum.

Before your Autumn Joy Sedum blooms, snip a few stems from each plant and plant the stems back into the rich soil and volia! Another Autumn Joy Sedum.

Butterfly garden. The stones allow the butterflies to bask in the sun. If you add a small fountain, they can also have a drink. Lovely! :)

Planting for Butterflies and Bees - Sunset Magazine

Most gardeners are familiar with classic perennials such as daylilies, peonies, hostas, and iris, but there's a whole host of lesser-known, underused perennials that can add color and interest to your garden. You may have to search for them at your garden center or an online source, but they're all worth the effort. Here are 15 of our favorite underused perennials.

The 15 Most Underused Perennials

Crimson Brocade Michaelmas Daisy (New England Aster), perennial that blooms well into the fall

Crimson Brocade Michaelmas Daisy

Garden with Breck's and SAVE! Shop Breck's premium Michaelmas Daisy Crimson Brocade and try our gorgous garden flowers!

What Should I Plant Together?Tips for picking what plants work well and look good together.

What Should I Plant Together?

Mix Herbs and Flowers Create a colorful and fragrant spring garden by mixing flowering herbs and perennials that bloom together. In this border, chives and lavender bloom in front of Amsonia, bearded iris, and peony.

Creating a Healing Garden – 9 Healing Herbs You Can Grow Yourself

Outdoors on Share Sunday

Creating a Healing Garden – 9 Healing Herbs You Can Grow Yourself and how to make herbal tea from fresh herbs

poppies

The poppies sprang up en masse from dried poppy seed heads

full sun perennial, resilient, spreads rapidly. with a volorful vining plant good for mailbox

Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)-Can become invasive, so make sure you keep it in check by pulling unwanted offsets or by corralling it within a specific area. It likes full sun, moderate water, and will grow in almost any soil.

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