Noteworthy Spring Blooming Perennials

Spring blooming bulbs herald the hope of warmer weather. If you didn’t plant any last year, make a note to plant more this coming fall. They fill everyone with joy and dreams of warm summer days. As they finish blooming the herbaceous perennials begin to flower. It is not surprising that many noteworthy spring blooming perennials are grown in part shade to full shade.

Species tulip

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Plant Combinations

Plant Paradise Country Gardens has published a new book, Spectacular Plant Combinations for the Perennial Garden by Lorraine Roberts and is due out the first week of April. To receive your signed copy place your pre-order now.

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2016 is the year of the Delphinium

Finally the ‘queen of the perennial garden’ is getting some recognition. The National Garden Bureau has awarded 2016 the year of the Delphinium.

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Botanical Garden at Plant Paradise Country Gardens

Photos help me assess garden design and plant combinations, so I try to take them regularly throughout the growing season. I have thousands of photos and many of the best ones get posted to our Facebook page. Here are some photos from this past year (April-September) from the botanical garden at Plant Paradise Country Gardens. Continue reading

Perennials for Shade

Perennials for ShadeThere are so many perennials for shade that will add pizazz and flair to a garden.  The shade garden is a place to escape into a cool, relaxing oasis of beauty. With the right plant choices you can make it a destination worthy of spending some time enjoying. Continue reading