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Thanksgiving Farms ‘We Grow Our Own’

Road Trip Last Sunday, my friend Donna and I took a road trip to Adamstown, Maryland, in Frederick County. I have always heard about Thanksgiving Farms, an independent garden center but never had the opportunity to go there. Carol Allen (the orchid…

A Visit To Patuxent Nursery

This week Stephanie's road trip took her to Bowie, Maryland where she stopped in to see Patuxent Nursery. Lucky for her, former Behnke Bes, the perennial manager, was there, and they were able to catch up.

Spring Blues

Larry Hurley writes about one of his favorite blue flowering perennials. There are a number of blue-flowered, spring-blooming perennials. A group you should consider are in the genus Amsonia, commonly known as Bluestar. Several are native to the United States, and one, Amsonia tabernaemontana, is native to Maryland. This species gets two to three feet tall, and blooms for several weeks in late April through early to mid-May, depending on weather conditions. It has pale blue flowers and nice yellow fall color. It grows in full sun to partial shade.

Profusion of Pink Fringe from Nature Hills Nursery

This Dianthus will bloom most heavily in mid-to-late spring. If the summer is mild, you may be able to extend the blooming season by deadheading (removing the spent flowers.)

Calamint – A Low Maintenance Perennial

Here’s another perennial that I think is underappreciated. Calamint, officially Calamintha nepeta, is a low maintenance perennial for the front of the garden, staying at around 18 inches in height. It has airy masses of tiny flowers in white to…

Honey, They Shrunk the Russian Sage

One of my favorite perennials is Perovskia atriplicifolia, common name Russian sage. Russian sage has a lot going for it. Upright growth, pretty blue flowers, and a long blooming period...

All About Phlox

Because there are so many varieties, you are bound to have one or more spots in your garden that would be just perfect for phlox. They come in all flower colors, and some are even native to Maryland. Learn more about this showy perennial.

March Perennials 2017

Click through for a rundown of our current stock of perennials and suggestions of what to do with them for those worried about upcoming freezing weather.

Did Someone Say Hellebores?

Hellebores are here! Signaling that spring is just around the corner, these easy, winter-blooming perennials are one of Stephanie's favorites. Click through to learn why.
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