Best Herbaceous perennials plants

boxPerennial flowers add colour and seasonal interest to the garden from April to November, often attracting bees and butterflies to their blooms, and making great cut flowers too. They are incredibly versatile and can be used as fillers between shrubs, planted as groundcover beneath trees, grown in containers or planted on their own to create a classic herbaceous border. Herbaceous perennials are an easy alternative to annual flowers, returning each year and growing larger as they mature.

2. Sedum

Sedums, also known as Stonecrop, are superb for their late summer and autumn colour, often flowering into November! With fantastic tolerance to drought, salty coastal conditions, and poor soil, Sedums are one of the easiest plants to grow in the garden. For a perennial border, choose Sedum spectabile (Ice Plant) which has a neat, upright growth habit and succulent, grey-green leaves.fatsia flat, cymes from August through to late autumn and are a superb source of late nectar for bees and butterflies. Grow Sedum plants at the front of herbaceous borders and leave the faded flower heads intact for winter interest.

3. Rudbeckia

lavenderRudbeckia plants are reliable and popular perennials, valued for their long-lasting, bright daisy-like flowers which inject a splash of colour in late summer and early autumn. Sunny yellow petals (sometimes red, orange or bronze) surround prominent conical centres of green, brown or black which are attractive to bees and other pollinating insects. The neat, bushy upright growth of Rudbeckia fulgida fits in nicely among other perennial plants or for something a bit taller try cultivars of Rudbeckia laciniata. Rudbeckia hirta are short-lived perennials and are often treated as biennials. Fantastic for heavy clay soils, plant Rudbeckia as part of a mixed border, herbaceous border or grow them alongside ornamental grasses for a prairie-style look. Rudbeckia flowers last well as a cut flower too.

4. Geranium

Hardy Geraniums, also known as Cranesbill, are a diverse group of plants and are some of the most tolerant and long-lived perennials you could grow. Happy in any position, Geranium plants are great for filling tricky areas of the garden such as dry shade or deep shade. These low-maintenance perennials provide colour over a long period in the summer and are beloved by bees. Flowers are generally white, pink, purple or blue and growth habits range from trailing or spreading, to taller, clump-forming varieties. Grow Geraniums as ground cover, edging or to fill gaps in herbaceous and shrub borders.

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2005-04-12 20:11:37 by nonukesguy

Sheep & goats are replacing gas lawn mowers:
Because gas-guzzling, air-polluting lawn mowers contribute to global warming, there is renewed appreciation for less manicured, less contrived and more natural landscapes. In fact, prescribed grazing is making a come back. Prescribed grazing can be effective in controlling noxious weeds, reducing the incidence and intensity of wildfires and improving wildlife habitat and plant diversity, especially around residential communities.
Prescribed grazing uses sheep and goats separately or in combination, depending on the management objectives and type of vegetation


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