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The Best Perennials for Dry Shade

In the Washington, DC metropolitan area, we have extended dry periods, or even drought, nearly every summer. And if you have trees shading your yard, that can make for tough growing conditions. But don't despair; these tried-and-true perennials will flourish in dry shade!

Swing Into Spring: Public Gardens

Get excited for warmer weather with this photo journal from Emily Stashower, featuring some of her favorite signs of the season.

Perennial Gardens at Behnke’s in March

March is a great time to watch perennials as they start to emerge. Larry Hurley observes some of the changes since the last growing season in the Behnke's display gardens.
Hakonechloa Macra Aureola; Meadowbrook Farm; PA

10 Shady Perennials that Pass the Test of Time

One of my coworkers recently bought a home with a shady yard, and she was looking for advice on what to plant. I thought it might be time to review what has been successful in my shady garden.

Treadwells, Stepables and Perennial Ground Covers in General

We are introducing a new line of perennial ground covers to our offerings this week, the Treadwells line, in a distinctive lime-green pot. You will find some overlap with the Stepables perennial ground covers line, but the thrust of Treadwells is “tried and true for the mid-Atlantic region.”
Winterburn

Winterburn on Broadleaved Evergreens and Perennials

With the cold, dry winter this year, you may have noticed more winter-burn on your broadleaved evergreens and evergreen perennials than you might normally see. Winter damage appears as drying along the edges of the leaves, the entire leaf, the…

Helleborus Niger

Hellebores – The Glory of the Garden

This was written several years ago, so certain references like “lack of snow cover” may sound a little odd. Overall, the information is still good. [Editor] The warm weather of the previous weekend perked up both the garden and the…

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