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Title / Author Tags Date
Why Do Perennials Take Three Years To Mature?
Jeana Harris, House Digest
Perennials 6/21/21
Plan Your Prettiest Garden Yet with this Guide to Perennial Flowers by Season
Deb Wiley, Better Homes & Gardens
Landscape Design, Perennials, Plant Selection 2/26/21
7 Gardening Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Perennial Plants
Nancy Mock, Taste of Home
Perennials 12/15/20
7 Gardening Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Perennial Plants
Nancy Mock, Birds & Blooms
Perennials 7/8/20
15 Fall Flowers to Grow for a Gorgeous Garden Beyond Labor Day
Hadley Mendelsohn & Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful
Annuals, Fall Gardening, Perennials 7/2/20
Keep Growing: Fall is the Perfect Time to Plant Perennials
Sally Roth, Birds & Blooms
Fall Gardening, Perennials 6/30/20
Problem-Solving Perennials for Tough Gardens
Better Homes & Gardens
Perennials, Plant Selection 7/3/19
How to Water Perennial Plants
Garden Gate Magazine
Perennials, Watering 2/4/19
Art in the garden: Late summer is a good time to plant perennials
Daily Herald
Perennials, Planting, Summer Gardening 8/20/11
Beautiful Foliage Plants for your Perennial Garden
Ken Druse, Garden Design
Instructions for planting perennials in hot, dry weather
Missouri Native Society
Perennials, Planting, Summer Gardening

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