"There are a few different white yarrows, but I think most of them are aggressive. I have one that looks like tall baby's breath (gorgeous as a filler), but is a thug. I pull most of it out, as soon as it shows, and it still fills in well."
"I agree with Julie. I love spireas. They're hard as nail, and come in dozens of sizes/colors, from old bridal wreath to ground covers. Anthony Waterer and Goldflame are two that have done well for me."
I often buy my plants at end of season specials ( I think it's the best time to plant perennials, and they're the cheapest, then). Last year, I bought an "assorted lily mix" for a terrific price and tossed in some late…"
"I love my hori hori knife. It's a trowel that's serrated on one side, sharpened on the other, has measurements down the blade. Makes it easy to plant small perennials in my hard clay soil, and cut small roots (which I have loads of, with 3…"
"I love May Apples, but I don't have the patience for them. I've read it takes 4-5 years for them to start spreading. Otoh, my wild ginger is doing great after a few years....politely multiplying under a huge maple."
"I love my hellebores. It took awhile for them to become established, but now, after a few years, they've spread and bloom wonderfully. They are in a sheltered spot, and seem to like it dry. I think h. niger are the ones that are hardy here. H.…"
"My husband tells me he knows the difference between annuals and perennials..."perennials are the ones you keep moving!"
Usually, flowers that bloom in the spring are best moved in the fall. Ones that bloom in fall are best moved in…"
"Liquid Fence is pretty safe...it's mostly rotten eggs (smells terrible until it dries), but your dogs might love it! I have more problems with rabbits than squirrels. Last year I used Plantskyyd (it's dried cow's blood you mix with…"
"Carol, it all depends on how much care you want to give it, how much room you want it to take up, and what the conditions are. Here are a few of my favorites. The forsythia my Mother would bring in branches in the spring. Helped with the cabin fever…"