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Category: Perennials

OVERWINTERING PERENNIALS IN RAISED BEDS IN ZONE 3

If you’re not blessed with a large backyard, but still want to have a garden and keep things as easy and low maintenance as possible, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that creating a perennial garden in containers or raised beds is the solution. And while it’s an excellent solution

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HOW TO PLAN & DESIGN A LOW MAINTENANCE FLOWER BED

Designing your first flower bed can be a daunting process. You probably know where you want it, but how big should it be? What should you plant in it that won’t die? How can you keep everything as low maintenance as possible so you don’t have to spend the entire

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BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO PEONIES: GROWING TIPS AND BEAUTIFUL DIYS

For two weeks in June peony lovers everywhere rejoice and furiously arrange and photograph their precious flowers… or maybe that’s just me. There’s nothing like those delicate shades of pink and that glorious scent wafting from every bloom. But peonies aren’t always as easy to grow as they might seem.

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20+ LONG-BLOOMING PERENNIALS TO GROW IN ZONE 3

New gardeners often wonder if there are any perennials they can buy that look good from spring to fall. Seasoned gardeners may laugh at this and say “no, it’s called an annual,” but I understand the sentiment. Perennials are expensive. Especially when money is tight, you want your blooms to

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48 MORE PERENNIALS YOU’LL REGRET PLANTING

Perennials are a fantastic, low-maintenance investment for flower gardeners. Plant them once and they’ll return year after year. However, some perennials are a little too good at their job and can quickly take over your flowerbed and crawl into your lawn. What you thought was a low-maintenance plant can quickly become your worst

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30 PERENNIALS YOU’LL REGRET PLANTING IN YOUR ZONE 3 GARDEN

Perennial plants are a good investment. Plant once and have flowers that bloom for years. However, some plants that seem innocent take over the garden and quickly spiral out of control. Others bloom for such a short time that they don’t seem worth the trouble. Whether they’re invasive, fast-spreading, short

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20 DEER-PROOF PERENNIALS TO GROW IN ZONE 3

I never understood how invasive deer could be until I took a trip to Nova Scotia. The deer acted like they owned the town of Truro and groups of them would run through people’s city yards. I had seen deer in Saskatchewan and they had occasionally been a problem, but

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Kristen

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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