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Tips on earth-wise gardening using native wildflowers and hardy, drought-resistant perennials.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1991 (v.69#3) pg. 15

Brightened by leaves. Plan for a cozy garden rich in purple, silver and gold.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1997 (v.75#5) pg. 131

Long-blooming perennials. Part 1. A survey of some favorites and a garden plan that uses only sun-loving, long-blooming perennials.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1998 (v.76#4) pg. 147

Long-blooming perennials. Part 2. The mainstays of flower gardens. Two garden plans, one for a sunny border and one for a shady border.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1998 (v.76#5) pg. 177

A crowd of perennials. Tightly packed plants provide eight months of show. Tips on cultivating a crowded perennial garden.
FINE GARDENING #12 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 46

Shopping for the best perennials. A comparison of field-grown and container-growns plants.
FINE GARDENING #13 May-Jun 1990 pg. 29
Added Info FINE GARDENING #15 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 4

Tip on overwintering perennials raised in containers from seed.
FINE GARDENING #16 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 12

Designing a hillside perennial garden. Describes building terraces, plant selection and care.
FINE GARDENING #18 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 36
Added Info FINE GARDENING #20 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 8

The last and the first. Perennials for early spring and late fall in USDA Zones 5, 6 and 7.
FINE GARDENING #21 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 36

Continuous flower color from March through mid-October. A guide to plant choices and arrangement.
FINE GARDENING #22 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 60
Added Info FINE GARDENING #23 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 6

A wealth of rarities. A survey of choice perennials to shape a collector's garden.
FINE GARDENING #25 May-Jun 1992 pg. 50

Long-blooming perennials. A guide to 19 plants that bloom at least 14 weeks.
FINE GARDENING #28 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 24
Added Info FINE GARDENING #30 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 6
Added Info FINE GARDENING #31 May-Jun 1993 pg. 4

Beds and borders. How self-contained plantings shape a perennial garden.
FINE GARDENING #28 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 52

Record-keeping techniques for timing changes in a perennial border.
FINE GARDENING #29 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 10

More long-blooming perennials. Choice plants that flower for six to ten weeks.
FINE GARDENING #30 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 70
Added Info FINE GARDENING #31 May-Jun 1993 pg. 4

Annual charmers that produce a wealth of color to refresh the perennial garden.
FINE GARDENING #31 May-Jun 1993 pg. 32

Tip on a tool that makes dividing perennials easier.
FINE GARDENING #32 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 10

Perennials for fall. A sampler of flowers that extend the gardening season.
FINE GARDENING #34 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 30
Added Info FINE GARDENING #35 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 6

Tip on purchasing and planting perennials to help guarantee their successful adjustment to winter temperatures.
FINE GARDENING #35 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 18

Successful perennial border design relies on attractive foliage. Basic principles.
FINE GARDENING #35 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 30

Spring ephemerals. Flowering perennials announce the season with a burst of color. Tips on raising (1) white dog-tooth violet, (2) European wood anemone, (3) leopard's bane, (4) shooting-star, (5) Dutchman's-breeches, and (6) Virginia bluebells.
FINE GARDENING #37 May-Jun 1994 pg. 42

Renovating a perennial garden. How to give an old border a new lease on life. Advice on emptying the bed, preparing the soil, dividing and planting, mulching and watering, etc.
FINE GARDENING #37 May-Jun 1994 pg. 46

More garden silver. Gray-leaved plants add light and warmth to the garden. Tips on incorporating several perennials into your garden, including yarrows, pussy-toes, artemisia, etc.
FINE GARDENING #37 May-Jun 1994 pg. 59

A perennial border for all seasons. Selecting plants with a blooming cycle to cover early spring, late spring, and summer. Includes tips on how to maintain color between flowering peaks.
FINE GARDENING #39 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 62

Perennials for a brilliant fall finale. Selecting and raising sedums, monkshoods, patrinias, boltonia, Japanese aster and chrysnthemums for their brilliant fall colors.
FINE GARDENING #40 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 30
Added Info FINE GARDENING #44 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 4

Multiply your perennials by division. Instructions for dividing a perennial with a fibrous root system, a fleshy root system, or that grows from a bulb.
FINE GARDENING #42 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 56
Added Info FINE GARDENING #45 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 4
Added Info FINE GARDENING #48 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 4

Long-lived perennials. Undemanding plants that thrive for decades. Selecting and raising Lancaster geranium, Siberian iris, European pasque flower, "Alexander's White", boltonia, hosta "Krossa Regal", and rock cress.
FINE GARDENING #44 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 42

Snip, shape and shear. How to deadhead perennials for a second flush of blooms.
FINE GARDENING #44 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 54

Slug resistant perennials that do well in the sun are listed.
FINE GARDENING #47 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 18

Harmony with purple. A look at plants with purple foliage and how to use them in a perennial garden to create a good composition.
FINE GARDENING #47 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 48

Using cold-tolerant annuals to fill the flower garden between spring bulbs and summer perennials. Discusses pansies, snapdragons, larkspurs, monkey flowers and painted tongues.
FINE GARDENING #47 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 62

Bulbs, the ideal companions. Creating a combination bed that includes both bulbs and perennials. Chart lists bulbs by their bloom times and perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees that flower at the same time and are appropriate companion plantings.
FINE GARDENING #48 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 42
Added Info FINE GARDENING #50 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 4

Surefire annuals for flashes of color in the summer perennial beds. Tips on growning stocks, bachelor's buttons, Chinese forget-me-nots, agrostemma and love-in-a-mist.
FINE GARDENING #49 May-Jun 1996 pg. 45

Tip shows how to make a flower bloom chart in graph form to show when shrubs and perennials bloom.
FINE GARDENING #51 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 8

Suggestions for shrubs and perennials that would thrive under wet, sunny conditions.
FINE GARDENING #51 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 18

Lacing the perennial border with beauty. A guide to delicate flowers and frilly foliage that add elegance and lightness to a garden.
FINE GARDENING #54 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 30
Added Info FINE GARDENING #56 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 6

Good looks begin at the edge. Design and plant selection advice on perennial borders.
FINE GARDENING #55 May-Jun 1997 pg. 26

Advice on planting for spring-to-fall perennial color in a shady spot.
FINE GARDENING #56 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 16

Order in the border. How to use shrubs for structure, masses of perennials for color and annuals to complete the picture.
FINE GARDENING #56 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 64
Added Info FINE GARDENING #58 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 4

A great garden in just one year. Plants with presence give a year-old garden an established look.
FINE GARDENING #57 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 24

Perennials for wet places.
FINE GARDENING #57 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 54

Advice on when to remove ragged stalks and foliage of summer blooming perennials.
FINE GARDENING #58 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 14

A guide to perennials, bulbs and shrubs that bloom in winter gardens in a USDA Zone 8 garden. A guide to little bulbs and flowering shrubs that bring winter show.
FINE GARDENING #59 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 36

Pruning perennials in midseason. How and when to do it to create shapelier plants and prolong bloom times.
FINE GARDENING #61 May-Jun 1998 pg. 55

Tip suggests heeling in late-fall potted perennial bargains.
FINE GARDENING #64 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 7

Advice on perennials that grow well in a bed planted with tulips and daffodils.
FINE GARDENING #67 May-Jun 1999 pg. 74

Advice on growing perennials in pots and on caring for them over the winter.
FINE GARDENING #68 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 74

Perennials that add color to a fall woodland garden.
FINE GARDENING #69 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 34

Suggested list of 5 low-maintenance perennials.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jan-Feb 1990 (v.34#1) pg. 88

Native American perennials. Part 1. Spring woodland perennials. Lists of those that bloom in early and late spring.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1991 (v.35#1) pg. 18

Native American perennials. Part 2. Summer prairie plants.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1991 (v.35#2) pg. 28

Native American perennials. Part 3. Autumn-blooming wildflowers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1991 (v.35#3) pg. 24

Five mini meadows to grow using perennial wildflowers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1991 (v.35#3) pg. 50

Flowering perennials as groundcovers. Ajuga, astilbe, asparagus fern, bergenia, basket-of-gold- crown vetch, daylily, epimedium, foam flower, goldenstar, hosta, lamiastrum, lilyturf, mazus, moss pink, mountain phlox, strawberries, sweet woodruff, vinca and yarrow.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1992 (v.36#3) pg. 60

Redoing perennial flower borders.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1992 (v.36#5) pg. 16

Twelve dependable perennial flowers to grow.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1993 (v.37#1) pg. 34

A guide to summer-blooming perennials and tips on growing them. Describes balloon flowers, veronica, shasta dasies, purple coneflowers, yellow coneflowers (rudbeckia), lythrum, phlox, bee balm (monarda) and daylilies.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1994 (v.38#3) pg. 26

Quick growing perennials that grow 3 to 6 feet tall (or more) in a single season. Describes wild senna (Cassia marilandica), false blue indigo (Baptisia australis), Carolina thermopsis, goatsbeard (Aruncus dioicus), hardy hibiscus and pineapple sage (Salvaia elegans).
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1994 (v.38#4) pg. 44

Staking perennials. How to do it unobtrusively so plants retain their natural grace.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1998 (v.42#3) pg. 8

Beyond blooms. A guide to perennials to plant for their continuing summer foliage.
FLOWER & GARDEN Sep-Oct 1998 (v.42#5) pg. 21

Front-of-the-border perennials. Advice on selecting and designing with low-growing perennials suitable for use in the front of the bed.
GARDEN GATE #4 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 20

Suggestion on using colorful electrical wire to color-code a perennial garden.
GARDEN GATE #6 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 4

Tip for marking perennials so new spring growth can be distinguished from weeds.
GARDEN GATE #7 Feb 1996 pg. 4

Blue-and-silver garden. A guide to plant selection to create a perennial garden with a blue-and-silver palette.
GARDEN GATE #7 Feb 1996 pg. 16

Design suggestions for a perennial garden that is sunny on one end and shady on the other.
GARDEN GATE #8 Apr 1996 pg. 40

Advice on how to overcome the problem of 24-hour-a-day light caused by a security light that keeps perennials from getting nighttime "sleep".
GARDEN GATE #8 Apr 1996 pg. 40

Cool flowers. How to add tranquility to the garden with soft-colored flowers and foliage. Design advice on making a cool-garden palette, selecting complementary flowers and how to use harmonious flowers and foliage.
GARDEN GATE #10 Aug 1996 pg. 8

A bouquet garden. Advice on selecting flowers and a garden site. Plans, preparation instructions and plant lists are furnished for a traditional L-shaped perennial bed and two raised beds, one for the front yard and one for the back. Also includes information on conditioning and arranging cut flowers.
GARDEN GATE #10 Aug 1996 pg. 22

Plan for a "midsummer delight" perennial garden.
GARDEN GATE #12 Dec 1996 pg. 41

Colorful perennials that will withstand splashing water and chemicals around a pool noted.
GARDEN GATE #16 Aug 1997 pg. 38

Design by numbers. A grid system for garden design. Plans for a 21x12-ft. garden that will provide blooms from spring through autumn.
GARDEN GATE #18 Dec 1997 pg. 16

Advice on how to prepare a perennial bed for winter.
GARDEN GATE #18 Dec 1997 pg. 39

A garden plan which incorporates plants that look good against a brick wall.
GARDEN GATE #18 Dec 1997 pg. 41

Long bloomers. A guide to eight long-blooming perennials and their culture. Includes plan and plant list for a 12x5-ft. perennial bed for a sunny area.
GARDEN GATE #21 Jun 1998 pg. 22

Summer's last dance. A guide to a dozen late-blooming perennials. Includes plan and plant list for a 6x12-ft. late-summer garden bed.
GARDEN GATE #23 Oct 1998 pg. 14

Eight great perennials recommended by Garden Gate staff. Includes plan and plant list for a 5x12-ft. garden that incorporates them.
GARDEN GATE #23 Oct 1998 pg. 24

How to resuscitate a pot-grown perennial that is showing stress.
GARDEN GATE #27 Jun 1999 pg. 6

Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii), its characteristics and culture.
GARDEN GATE #28 Aug 1999 pg. 42

Joys of a summer garden. One grower's guide to creating a serenely beautiful northern sanctuary that can be enjoyed 24 hours a day.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #129 Aug 1996 (v.21) pg. 34

A lemon perennial garden. Use of lemon-scented plants and flowers in shades of yellow. Includes a recipe for a lemon balm wine cooler.
HERB COMPANION Jun-Jul 1996 (v.8#5) pg. 32

Perennial presence in the mixed borders. How to put them to the best use.
HORTICULTURE May 1991 (v.69#5) pg. 42

A guide to plants with bold structure that provide elegance in the perennial border.
HORTICULTURE Nov 1991 (v.69#9) pg. 28

Perennials for cuttings. Guide to a dozen of the best flowers to grow and harvest.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1993 (v.71#4) pg. 40

Good company for bulbs. Suggestions of perennials to dress up the spring border.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1993 (v.71#4) pg. 48

Encore to autumn. A guide to perennials with foliage that supplies fall color.
HORTICULTURE Oct 1993 (v.71#8) pg. 48
Added Info HORTICULTURE Feb 1994 (v.72#2) pg. 6

A guide to thirteen summer perennials that are productive and problem-free.
HORTICULTURE Aug-Sep 1994 (v.72#7) pg. 32

The rules of placement for plants in a perennial garden and tips on how to break the rules.
HORTICULTURE Nov 1994 (v.72#9) pg. 20

Design solutions. Adapting a perennial border to your overall garden scheme.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1995 (v.73#2) pg. 34

Expanding your color palette in the perennial garden. A discussion of effective color groupings. A plan for a "hot" border by Gertrude Jekyll included. Some sample plantings based on complementary contrasts suggested.
HORTICULTURE Jan 1996 (v.74#1) pg. 38

Restoring a sunken garden. Includes a plan of key plants that provide structure, texture and color.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1996 (v.74#4) pg. 36

Tropical imports. Tender, long-season perennials and their contribution to the flower garden.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1996 (v.74#4) pg. 60

Fall's grand finale. Perennials that go out with a bang.
HORTICULTURE Nov 1996 (v.74#9) pg. 30

Reclaiming the curbside. A look at how one northern Colorado gardener turned her "hellstrip" of adobe-like soil into a perennial border that requires no supplemental water. Includes plant lists and maps.
HORTICULTURE Dec 1996 (v.74#10) pg. 24
Added Info HORTICULTURE May 1997 (v.94#5) pg. 10
Added Info HORTICULTURE Nov 1997 (v.94#9) pg. 10

A thoroughly modern border. A 300-foot long creation by Edith Eddleman that incorporates many plants native to the United States. Blending of hot colors and the use of grasses of all sizes described.
HORTICULTURE Jan 1997 (v.94#1) pg. 64

A guide to perennials with handsome winter foliage for the southeast United States.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1997 (v.94#2) pg. 18

A guide to long-blooming perennials.
HORTICULTURE Dec 1997 (v.94#10) pg. 38

Lesser celandines (Ranunculus ficaria), their characteristics and culture.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1999 (v.96#3) pg. 32

How to incorporate plants with relaxed shapes into the perennial border. Suggestions of plants for front, middle and border, and for containers.
HORTICULTURE May 1999 (v.96#4) pg. 36

Ithuriel's spear (Triteleia laxa), its characteristics and culture.
HORTICULTURE May 1999 (v.96#4) pg. 56

Autumn-flowering plants that keep the garden from going flat.
HORTICULTURE Sep-Oct 1999 (v.96#7) pg. 45

Beyond the bloom. A look at some perennials that have ornamental fruit.
HORTICULTURE Sep-Oct 1999 (v.96#7) pg. 60

Compact borders. Trios of low-growing perennials that fit in small spaces. Sunny borders, shady options, and background accents. Includes tips on growing your own perennial transplants from seed.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1990 (v.37#6) pg. 58

Advice on handling new bulbs, bare-root perennials and nursery stock when planting must be delayed.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1991 (v.38#2) pg. 54

A guide to 21 long-blooming perennials.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1991 (v.38#9) pg. 66

An improved variation on heeling-in to hold woody perennials for a couple of weeks in a temporary site.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1992 (v.39#3) pg. 108

How to start perennial flowers from seed. (1) Chrysanthemums. (2) Columbine. (3) Coreopsis. (4) Dianthus. (5) Foxglove. (6) Gaillardia. (7) Huechera. (8) Lupines. (9) Purple coneflowers. (10) Rudbeckia.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1994 (v.41#2) pg. 56

Plan for a no-work perennial flower garden. Explains how to turn a weedy or barren site into a garden over a three-year period.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1994 (v.41#3) pg. 94

The best perennials for shade. Top choices arranged by region. Four planting designs furnished.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1997 (v.44#4) pg. 40

Plant a beautiful perennial border. A classic design that gives carefree blooms season after season.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1997 (v.44#5) pg. 56

Perennial creativity. Seven ways to put perennials to work in your landscape.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1998 (v.45#2) pg. 50

Building a new perennial bed. Sensible groundwork that will save time later.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1998 (v.45#3) pg. 57

How to get the most from your perennials. Twelve tips for deadheading and midsummer maintenance.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1998 (v.45#6) pg. 26

Fast-flowering perennials. Advice on selecting and planting first-season-blooming perennials which can be started from seed and will flower the same year.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan-Feb 1999 (v.46#1) pg. 52

Tips on selecting and raising kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos), an evergreen perennial from Australia that make splended container or garden plants.
SUNSET Apr 1990 (v.184#4) pg. 104

Some flowers do all the work for you. Selecting and promoting self-sowing annuals and perennials.
SUNSET Aug 1990 (v.185#2) pg. 136

Autumn tune-up for potted perennials. How to divide overgrown plantings and freshen younger ones.
SUNSET Oct 1992 (v.189#4) pg. 70

How to be a really smart nursery shopper for both annuals and perennials.
SUNSET Apr 1994 (v.192#4) pg. 73

A 6x9ft perennial garden that can cost as little as $17. Contains 14 plants, a mix of penstemon, Shasta daisy, coreopsis, brachycome and catmint.
SUNSET Apr 1994 (v.192#4) pg. 77

Sidewalk surprise. Planting the ribbon of earth between sidewalk and street. Advice on grasses and perennials to plant.
SUNSET Jul 1994 (v.193#1) pg. 52

Keeping perennials in shape. How and when to prune, pinch and deadhead for long bloom and lush growth.
SUNSET Mar 1995 (v.194#3) pg. 69

Perennials to grow in deer country. A guide to plants that deer find unpalatable.
SUNSET Apr 1995 (v.194#4) pg. 66

The ultimate cutting garden. Principles of successful growing and a chart of perennials, with color bars that show their period of bloom.
SUNSET May 1997 (v.198#5) pg. 78

Ten painless perennials. How to grow colorful flowers with minimum effort.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #824 Apr 1998 (v.94) pg. 63