How to Create Perennial Beds

Learn how to create perennial beds using herbaceous perennials with this very helpful article from the University of Maryland Extension, “Introduction to Herbaceous Perennials.” Topics covered include how to use perennials to add color and create seasonal displays, the importance of form and texture, and how to maintain perennials. Source: University of Maryland Extension

Spiderwort (Trantescantia)

Spiderwort (Trantescantia)

 

Maintenance of Annuals and Perennials

Great tips for maintaining healthy and attractive annuals and perennials. Source: University of Maryland Extension

 

Common Problems with Annuals and Perennials

Learn about common problems with annuals and perennials from this excellent and thorough article, “IPM Series: Annuals and Perennials.” Find out how to identify symptoms and grow healthy annuals and perennials in your garden. Source: University of Maryland Extension

Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Bride'

Heuchera villosa ‘Autumn Bride’

How to Transplant Seedlings of Annuals

Learn how to transplant seedlings of annuals with this article, including the best timing (for different regions of Pennsylvania) and tips for transplanting into larger containers, hardening off young seedlings, transplanting the annuals into the garden and pinching them back. Source: Penn State Extension

Lilly of the Valley (Convallaria majus)

Lilly of the Valley (Convallaria majus)

How to Divide Herbaceous Perennials

Learn how to divide herbaceous perennials with this brief step-by-step guide from the University of Maryland Extension. Everything from preparing the new home and making the division to planting and caring for your divided perennials. Source: University of Maryland Extension

How To Support and Stake Herbaceous Plants

Learn how to support and stake herbaceous plants with this useful article, including choosing staking materials, how to stake individual plants and how to stake groups of plants. Source: Penn State Extension