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Sharing Perennials

Purple irises growing in a garden. Photo by Getty Images/Viorika.About 15 years ago, I came home from work to discover that my father-in-law had transplanted some beautiful purple iris plants along the side of our home. He and I shared a love for gardening, and when he saw his irises needed ...

The Value of Perennials

I haven't posted for several weeks. It isn't because I don't have a life, just the opposite. We've been exceptionally busy making improvements to our city home, plus the excitement of our oldest son's marriage to Kim. How fun to have a new daughter-in-law! Since Perry usually cares for our ...

Growing Flowers for a Cutting Garden

Planning an annual flower garden and choosing which flowers to grow can be a tough task. The Joy of Hobby Farming (Skyhorse Publishing, 2013), authored by husband and wife team Michael and Audrey Levatino, talks straight to the hobbyist farmers living by the need to "not just grow flowers, but ...

Grow Beautiful Fall-Flowering Perennials

In the excitement of spring planting, it’s easy to get carried away and fill your nursery cart with heaps of things for summer. However, before you rush home with a ton of fuchsias, nemisias and osteospermums, remember that these cool-season annuals will only bloom for a few weeks before ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

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