Keep this handy!   There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials!  Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen yet.

Keep this handy! There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials! Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen yet.

Knowing what and when to prune is essential to maintaining a healthy and aesthetically pleasing garden. Here are some general guidelines on what to prune and when to prune it.

Pruning Times: What and When to Prune

Knowing what and when to prune is essential to maintaining a healthy and aesthetically pleasing garden. Here are some general guidelines on what to prune and when to prune it.

#shade gardening - Lungwort (Pulmonaria) variegated foliage with clusters of pink, white or blue flowers in spring. Best in zones 4-8.

The Best Perennials for Shade

#shade gardening - Lungwort (Pulmonaria) variegated foliage with clusters of pink, white or blue flowers in spring. Best in zones 4-8.

Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Really makes a difference in window boxes!

Best of 10 Uses for Common Household Products

Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Really makes a difference in window boxes!

Solomon's Seal thrives in and out of the ground. Florists love this plant because it lasts a long time in water, but gardeners go for it because it tolerates dry soil once established and sprouts dainty white flowers in the spring. All images courtesy of Norfolk Botanical Garden

Solomon's Seal thrives in and out of the ground. Florists love this plant because it lasts a long time in water, but gardeners go for it because it tolerates dry soil once established and sprouts dainty white flowers in the spring. All images courtesy of Norfolk Botanical Garden

Trailing Rosemary produces beautiful blue foliage. It requires little water, and has a moderate growth rate. It has no allergens, but yet is very fragrant. @ DIY House Remodel

Trailing Rosemary produces beautiful blue foliage. It requires little water, and has a moderate growth rate. It has no allergens, but yet is very fragrant. @ DIY House Remodel

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