Tag: perennial

Perennial Portrait – Cat Nip

I chose to profile this perennial to clarify if catnip and catmint were one and the same. Experts say that Catnip usually refers to the medicinal plant and Catmint refers to the ornamental varieties. The ornamental varieties available have more and larger flowers, deeper colours and a tidier growth habit. Used medicinally for 100‘s of years, Nepeta cataria aerial parts…

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Ornamental Grass

For drought tolerance and few pest problems, Ornamental grasses are a low maintenance, beautiful addition to your garden. Not only do they provide year around interest they require minimum care. This is a short list of what is available. Types to choose fromClump forming, the slow expansion of a well-behaved perennial. Suitable for mixed beds. Rampant spreaders. Unsuited for a mixed…

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Preparing your plants for winter

Temperature fluctuations increases the risk of sunscald. Damage will show up as splitting of the trunk. Trees in a south or west aspect are subjected to bright winter sun and are most susceptible. Evergreens dry out by moisture loss through their needles. As needles can both absorb and lose moisture spraying foliage is also helpful. Prevention: water everything well before…

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