False Indigo

Perovskia 'Little Spire' Dwarf Russian Sage

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. I usually have to do this twice a year - spring and fall.

Aquilegia Dorothy Rose.....Granny's Bonnet. Unique flowers display serveral dangling tubes of rose-pink in each bloom. These unique flowers are held well above blue-gray foliage - dark stems add to the appeal. Very nice for naturalizing or as a specimen plant; some welcome self-sowing will occur if seed heads are allowed to mature. Very attractive as a cut flower. Granny's Bonnets have been around for centuries, but this lovely lady was introduced at Chelsea Gardens in 1999.

Muhly Grass. It grows to about 3 feet high and wide. Pink Muhly makes a great border or edge plant. It combines well with pink-flowering Echinacea, Sedum ‘Autumn Joy,’ and other ornamental grasses.

Louisiana: Here are 15 easy to grow native perennial flowers that are guaranteed to thrive in the hot, humid areas of the coastal southern United States...

Bee Balm Bee balm is a gorgeous, long-lived perennial, with bright flowers over a long period in summer; it attracts hummingbirds and butterflies; and deer and rabbits largely leave it alone. Plus it's a great cut flower. Plant Name: Monarda selections Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade and well-drained soil Size: 3 feet tall & wide Zones: 3 - 9


BEE BALM, a member of the mint family, is a good COMPANION PLANT for tomatoes, improving both the growth and flavor of the tomatoes. This perennial attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds to help with pollination. Helps repel ants, rodents, fleas & aphids. The leaves and flowers are edible and make nice garnishes for salads. Also used in making teas (1 tsp dried herb, 1 cup boiling water, steep 10 min). Sweeten to taste, drink at bedtime.

Salvia - A wonderful, heat- and drought-tolerant plant with indigo-blue flowers, 'Black and Blue' salvia also attracts lots of birds and butterflies.

Rock cress ~ as you can guess from the name, is one of those plants that like tough love ~ give it a hot, dry crack between some stones somewhere and it will flourish. It can cover a stacked-stone wall or rocky outcropping with beautiful blue-purple flowers. Purple rock cress usually has purple or blue flowers, but rock wall cress is more likely to bloom in white or pink.

The South- zone gardening -Ranging from steamy Florida to the Appalachians and parts of Texas, the South can be a tough place to grow plants. Ensure success with these beauties

How to Grow and Care for #Peonies: The quintessential perennial, Peonies can live for an astounding 40 to 50 years.

Cool site! Lays out exactly what to plant and how to plant it for neat combinations in containers.

2008: 'Rozanne' Geranium

Top 20 Perennials for Your Garden-once you plant them,they just keep coming year after year-a very good thing

Perk up a gardening space with this cheery Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'. More new perennials: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/new-perennials/?socsrc=bhgpin040113cheyennespirit=21

My girlfriend gave me a large piece and it's holding strong. This is such a beautiful perennial. I hope it makes through the winter. The bleeding heart-shade perennials goes dormant in late summer, looks good with hostas

Hellebore Among the first perennials to bloom, hellebores offer beautiful flowers and foliage that stays evergreen in all but the coldest Zoneszones. This tough drought-, deer-, and rabbit-resistant perennial loves shade, too! Name: Helleborus selections Size To 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide Zones: 4-9 Plant it with: Ep...

Colorful aster blooms in hues like lavendar, pink, and white. More plants that thrive in clay: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/best-plants-to-grow-in-clay/?socsrc=bhgpin051113aster

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay Blazing Star Blazing star is a native prairie plant that has become a popular cut flower and a must-have perennial for butterfly gardens. It offers spikes of purple or white flowers over clumps of grassy foliage. Name: Liatris selections Zones: 3-9