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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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17 PERENNIAL FLOWERS THAT LOVE SHADE

Shade is the enemy of every beginner gardener. It seems like your eye is drawn to every sun-loving plant in the greenhouse and there are no exciting options for your shady perennial flower garden. I’ve compiled 17 shade-loving perennials that are easy to grow in your landscape. These are the perennials

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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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27 DROUGHT-TOLERANT NATIVE PLANTS FOR THE PRAIRIES

Gardening in a drought is no fun. Sure, if you have access to some city or well water, you can keep your plants alive, but nothing will really thrive in a drought. Enter native plants! As gardeners, we like to be conscious of our footprint on the environment and save

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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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32 FLOWERS, GROUND COVER, AND SHRUBS THAT GROW UNDER TREES

I’m going to start this post by saying that starting a garden underneath a tree can be a challenging task. You’ll likely be battling shade, dry ground, and acidic conditions if you’re planting underneath a coniferous tree. If you’re not fully committed to this gardening challenge, I highly recommend putting

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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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