Bloodroot

Bloodroot

Best naturalized in large sweeps in woodland or native plant gardens. Also effective in shaded areas of rock gardens. Roots contain a blood-red juice, hence the common name. Its natural habitat: Open deciduous woods, clearings. Bloodroot is a member of the Papaveraceae (or Poppy) botanical family. It is a wildflower found in natural woodlands which…

Flowering Perennials for Four Seasons of Interest
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Flowering Perennials for Four Seasons of Interest

Flowering perennials, carefully curated to combine varying heights, colours, and textures, make the most intriguing gardens. For a beautiful, low-maintenance addition to your garden, perennial plants are the way to go – they grow back every spring, year after year.  Think of them like wardrobe basics to which you can accessorize with eye-popping annuals (purchased…

Spectacular Annuals for Containers 
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Spectacular Annuals for Containers 

Annuals for containers are great for novice gardeners or anyone who wants to add interest and colour to their porch or patio. The most eye-catching arrangements combine contrasting colours, textures and leaf sizes for optimal interest. Here are my top 10 suggestions for plants to include in container arrangements or hanging baskets: Mandevilla vine Given…

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